SUSE Alliance Partners: SUSE + SAP

SAP is helping its customers achieve their digital transformations by basing the future of SAP solutions on SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform. The majority of the SAP customers as well as SAP rely on SUSE, the #1 platform for SAP applications to ease your transition to the new digital age.
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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 more than 17 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 built the first SAP HANA solution on SUSE. Further collaborations include Cloud Foundry, Bosh and SAP Cloud Platform which is built on SUSE openStack and SUSE Storage. And for its own data center, SAP runs on SUSE.

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As proven industry leaders, SUSE and SAP bring years of experience and unparalleled expertise to every initiative. And now we're working together to help you achieve your business goals. But this partnership isn't about generating positive press, it's about creating real solutions that will have a positive impact on the way you do business.

Joint Solutions

SAP HANA

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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 HANA Innovation Award winner 2017 and additional 28 HANA innovation Award winner are relying on SUSE. View their success story ›

Transition to S/4HANA

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. 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.

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