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SAP S/4HANA is Your Best Choice for Digital Transformation

SAP S/4HANA is SAP's next generation business suite, built on SAP HANA and deployable, both on-premises and in the Cloud. SAP is focused on digital transformation with an emphasis on moving SAP applications to Linux and the cloud and really helping customers transform their companies into digital businesses.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the recommended and supported operating system for SAP HANA; the platform that enables your organization to consume everything happening in and around your business in real time. SAP HANA on SUSE Linux Enterprise provides the digital platform for SAP S/4HANA, and gives SAP customers the stable, secure and highly flexible platform they need to become true digital companies.

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SAP S/4HANA Runs on Linux

The future of the SAP data center is simplicity. SAP S/4HANA only runs on Linux, which offers huge potential for innovation and the delivery of next-generation services.

The combination of cloud computing, digital business, analytics and mobility is creating new technology requirements and driving new business models. SAP systems no longer need to exist as isolated environments. SAP customers need to factor cloud computing into their future internal road maps and prepare their infrastructures for the new technologies to come.

SUSE delivers the leading Linux distribution for both on-premises and cloud solutions for SAP applications so that you can get started today on your future SAP S/4HANA data center.


Instant Value with SAP S/4HANA and SUSE

SAP S/4HANA helps you “run simple” by delivering mission-critical applications on a streamlined infrastructure with one OS, one database and one user interface.

Streamlining IT saves time, money and allows your teams to focus more on service delivery rather than maintenance.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications supports multiple server platforms for SAP environments giving you the option to transition your existing systems rather than replace them. We provide tools to ease the migration of SAP applications to S/4HANA on Linux, automate SAP landscape deployment. This enables you to reduce total cost of ownership and provide full flexibility in executing your business and IT strategies.

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Choose the SAP S/4HANA Environment that Works Best for Your Business

SAP S/4HANA is available for on-premises and cloud deployments. But How do you know what is right for your business?

If you are looking for an infrastructure with greater agility, and the ability to scale as the business grow, you should consider public or private cloud deployments.

Or if you prefer that the system lives in-house for greater control and more customization to meet the needs of businesses, then an on-premises deployment may be the right option for you.

SUSE delivers the leading Linux distribution for both on-premises and cloud solutions for SAP applications so that you can get started today on your future SAP S/4HANA data center.

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Improve Uptime and Efficiency with SAP S/4HANA & SUSE

When you run SAP S/4HANA with an underlying OS that delivers enterprise-level reliability, availability, scalability (RAS), with uptime, manageability and security, you can:

  • Define a SUSE supported highly available SAP environment to guarantee uptime
  • Build an infrastructure that grows with your business
  • Reduce deployment time for mission-critical SAP applications for faster time to market
  • Secure access to SAP systems and data
  • Save time and effort required for routine systems management

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is the recommended and supported OS of choice for SAP HANA and is currently running in over 95% of SAP HANA installations.