SUSE today announced it is making available high availability (HA) capabilities for deployments of the SAP HANA platform via SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP® Applications, the recommended and supported operating system for use with SAP HANA. SUSE is one of the first to bring its open source high availability capabilities to SAP HANA, which can help customers save money as they create highly available SAP HANA-based solutions using their existing SUSE infrastructure.
"Customers with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications can now easily deploy highly available SAP HANA-based systems using the built-in SUSE HA capabilities," said Michael Miller, SUSE vice president of global alliances and marketing. "Both existing and new customers using SAP HANA in mission-critical and large-scale environments where the high availability absolutely matters will immediately benefit from these outstanding SUSE HA capabilities."
Stephanie Balaouras, vice president and research director for security & risk at Forrester Research, wrote, "The goal of the always-on, always-available enterprise is 100 percent service availability … Since some downtime is inevitable, it's important for enterprises to shift their attitudes from reacting to downtime toward proactive planning, good processes and preventive efforts. [Enterprises should] strive to make services available when their customers most need them." (Building The Always-On, Always-Available Enterprise, Forrester Research, Inc., June 2014.)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications includes components of SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, the most complete open source clustering solution. Proven in data centers around the world, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension helps enterprises protect mission-critical workloads running on x86 servers.
Using the high availability component of SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications, including the new resource agents, customers can automate their system replication of SAP HANA to optimize database availability, especially with the memory pre-loading capabilities of SAP HANA.
"The Fujitsu Power Appliance for SAP HANA supports high performance, ease of management, high availability and extreme scalability," said Jens-Peter Seick, senior vice president of product management and development for Fujitsu. "Leveraging SUSE high availability capabilities for SAP HANA, Fujitsu and SUSE enable customers to integrate system replications of SAP HANA in their high availability solutions covering business-critical SAP-based systems and databases."
Subscriptions to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications now include these high availability capabilities at no additional charge. Pricing details can be found at suse.com/products/sles-for-sap/how-to-buy. For more information on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, visit SUSE in booth 1108 at the SAPPHIRE® NOW conference being held June 3-5 in Orlando, or see suse.com/products/sles-for-sap.
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