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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. Utilize your business data in real time with the power of SAP HANA, the simplicity of S/4HANA and the reliability, performance and ease of deployment of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. This Linux platform is uniquely designed to deliver an enterprise-class foundation for SAP HANA and S/4HANA landscapes, including features to ease the transition to S/4HANA. It is the only supported Linux for SAP HANA and S/4HANA on IBM Power Systems.



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Key Features

  • High availability with automated failover, including the SAP HANA database
  • Operating system, and in-memory system security hardening
  • Simplified, automated SAP HANA and S/4HANA scale out and scale up installation and management, including Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) deployments
  • Installation option for benchmark tuning for SAP HANA performance
  • Transition support from SAP HANA on Windows to S/4HANA on Linux


High Availability with Automated Failover

Since 2011, SUSE and SAP have been constantly working on improving the scalability and high availability of SAP HANA. To ensure high availability and disaster recovery, SAP HANA can replicate your SAP HANA system within the same data center or across two data centers. SUSE was the first to automate this process, reducing downtime for large datasets from hours to minutes as compared to manual recovery.


Security Hardening

SUSE has a long-running history in IT security for Linux operating systems and offers a comprehensive security package to protect systems from all kinds of security incidents. In order to further improve the security standard specifically for SAP HANA, SUSE has developed the Operating System Security Hardening for SAP HANA guide and Tech-cast. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications includes a firewall solution specifically for SAP HANA in-memory data.


The Leading Linux Platform for SAP HANA

SUSE Linux Enterprise is the leading platform for SAP solutions on Linux and the recommended and supported OS of choice for SAP HANA. It is also a reference development platform for SAP HANA. SAP and SUSE have a close joint testing and development relationship that starts at the SAP Linux Lab in Germany.