Linux in the SAP Data Center

SAP HANA and S/4HANA have created a monumental shift in the SAP infrastructure landscape. Both run on Linux, the future of the SAP data center.

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Your Road to S/4HANA by IDC

According to SAP, there are thousands SAP customers that have chosen S/4HANA. This white paper discusses the choices SAP customers have for migrating to S/4HANA on Linux.

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Examine Public Cloud for SAP Applications

Where you are in your journey to the cloud. Explore you options. Whichever you choose, you’ll find that SUSE is available on all major cloud provider.

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22 SAP Innovation Award Winners 2018 run on SUSE

The SAP Innovation Award honors and celebrates our most forward-thinking customer and partner successes. The majority of those winner run SUSE.

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SUSE and SAP Strategic Alliance

SAP is helping its customers achieve their digital transformations by basing the future of SAP solutions on SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform. For SAP customers, SUSE is the #1 platform for SAP applications to ease the transition.

The opportunities in the digital economy are tremendous, so are the risks. The partnership between SAP and SUSE is based on almost two decades of collaboration. For almost 20 years, SUSE has worked with SAP on joint testing and development at the SAP Linux Lab-and the integration between the two companies is so deep that SAP build the first SAP HANA solution on SUSE. Further collaborations include Cloud Foundry, Bosh and SAP Cloud Platform which is built on SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage. And for its own data center, SAP runs on SUSE.

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14 February 2018 - SUSE Expands Collaboration with Amazon Web Services to Further Accelerate SAP Migrations to Linux on AWS 25 October 2017 – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Coming to the IBM Cloud. 26 September 2017 – SUSE Collaborates with SAP to Power SAP Cloud Platform for Enterprise Customers.
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SUSE and SAP have worked together since 2011 to improve the scalability and high availability of SAP HANA. In fact, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the recommended and supported OS for SAP HANA, currently running in thousands of SAP HANA installations, including SAP’s own. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is uniquely designed to deliver an enterprise-class foundation for SAP HANA. It is also a supported Linux for SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems.

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SUSE is a HANA Innovation Award winner 2017 and additional 28 HANA innovation Award winners are relying on SUSE. View their success stories.


New business models that depend on mobility, cloud computing and Internet of Things devices are increasing complexity in the modern data center. That’s one reason for SAP’s move to standardize, simplify and innovate with open source technologies that run on Linux.

At SUSE, we make the transition as painless as possible. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications features an SAP system Installation Wizard, automated recovery for SAP HANA systems and other features that make it easier to take your first steps toward SAP S/4HANA.

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SUSE Powers SAP Cloud Platform

SAP Cloud Platform is SAP’s agile platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for digital transformation. SUSE is now collaborating with SAP to power SAP Cloud Platform in SAP data centers. SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage are key elements of SAP Cloud Platform, providing robust, enterprise-grade infrastructure services for running applications that allow businesses to collect, manage, analyze and leverage information of all types, to extend and connect to business systems.

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SAP Applications in the Public Cloud

If you’re looking at any of the major public cloud vendors you can expect a fervent competition for your business. A handful of providers are certified for SAP applications and can provide the core capabilities to enable agility and transformative economics – but only a select few can offer a powerful suite of on-demand services, APIs, and integration points to truly accelerate your digital business. Regardless, you’ll find that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, the OS trusted and recommended for the modern SAP landscape, is available on-demand across public cloud platforms.

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Towards Zero Downtime

All and any downtime is costing you. It shuts down the SAP production line, aborts transactions or even brings your core business to a standstill, impacting your revenues and reputation. So every day the pressure to be 24x7x365 available increases.

SUSE has worked with SAP to offer a comprehensive solution to maximize customers’ server uptime.

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SAP and SUSE—Driving Digital Transformation!

“SAP has been working with SUSE to solve IT infrastructure challenges for more than 18 years. We are excited that SAP Cloud Platform in SAP data centers now leverages SUSE’s reliable and high-performing open source solutions for managing and deploying virtual machines, as well as storing and managing critical enterprise data.”

Bjoern Goerke, Chief Technology Officer and President, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP SE


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