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SAP HANA on Azure 101: Why SAP HANA on Azure?

An Introduction to Running SAP HANA in Microsoft Azure

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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SAP HANA and the Microsoft Cloud

SUSE and Microsoft jointly offer agility and flexibility for your next-generation SAP landscape powered by SAP HANA.

Microsoft Azure is the preferred cloud for the enterprise and offers access to on-demand resources that can be scaled up or down as operations or business units require. Build and test applications without long lead times from IT, and take your SAP HANA powered applications to production with purpose-built cloud infrastructure that’s globally available. Do it all on the platform that SAP chooses: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

Here is why you should consider SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on Microsoft Azure:

  • Superior Data Protection: Only market offering that includes both SAP HANA Firewall and Remote Storage Encryption Management with KMIP.
  • Better Performance: Only market offering that includes Page Cache Management (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12) or Workload Memory Protection (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15).
  • Easy Deployment: Infrastructure templates for SAP on Azure set up SAP systems in hours versus days. Download SAP Templates directly from the Azure Marketplace.
  • Improved Availability: Automated SAP HANA failover and recovery for multiple scenarios included.
  • Effortless Maintenance: SAP HANA Cluster Upgrade Wizard reduces downtime and errors. Automated upgrades for SAP HANA clusters included.*
  • Expert Support: Integrated support through Microsoft—call one number to get access to support at SAP and SUSE.
  • Cost Effective: Experience up to 102% Return on Investment on infrastructure costs when Implementing SAP on Microsoft Azure.**

*Bring Your Own Subscription scenarios only
** “The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Azure for SAP Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled By Hosting SAP On Microsoft Azure.” Microsoft, April 12, 2019, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/sap-on-azure-forrester-tei/

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Security and Reliability

A Trusted Public and Hybrid Cloud for SAP

SUSE and Microsoft have invested decades engineering security-hardened software to serve the enterprise.

Microsoft Azure is a robust and reliable cloud environment that features the broadest global footprint, the largest compliance portfolio, embedded security, enterprise-grade SLAs, and industry-leading support. In order to further improve the security standard for SAP HANA, trust SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the cloud platform that’s trusted by 95% of Fortune 500 companies.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server features security hardening at the kernel level. When you deploy SAP with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on Azure, you can also experience “Built-in” in High Availability. We offer 99.999% availability with automated recovery for SAP HANA. No need to spend more time and money to deploy and configure for HA.

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Optimized for Performance

High-Performance Flexibility

Building with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications provides best-in-class cloud performance for a number of SAP Applications. Whether you are combining machine-learning algorithms or simply scaling up to process reports faster – SUSE and Microsoft provide you with unparalleled flexibility.

SUSE, Microsoft and SAP engineering integrations make Azure a performance-driven platform for SAP HANA.

  • Microsoft Azure and connectivity to Office 365 and Microsoft Power BI enable you to combine SAP HANA with data sources and visualization tools to deliver powerful insights.
  • Microsoft Azure and Azure Active Directory (AAD) single sign-on (SSO) enables SAP customers to implement web-based SSO capabilities across many SAP, Office 365 and other AAD-powered solutions.
  • Integrated support through Microsoft—call one number to get access to support at SAP and SUSE.

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SAP Templates on Azure will get you up and running quickly. Templates come in T-shirt sizes so you can spin up your entire SAP instance on Azure in minutes, not days.

Learn how Azure Reservations can help you control your large instance costs with 1-year or 3-year commitments that can save you up to 64%!

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SAP and Azure Large Instances

SUSE has unique insight into the latest developments in SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances due to its tight integration with Microsoft and the SAP engineering team.

Our collaboration with SAP and Microsoft resulted in a certified SAP Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) offering for the largest and most demanding environments with SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances.

SAP HANA Large Instances on Azure are purpose-built hardware configurations for SAP HANA workloads that require memory sizes larger than 0.5 TB. SUSE is collaborating with Microsoft to support mission-critical workloads for SAP HANA environments up to 60TB in size with the stability and reliability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

SUSE, Microsoft and SAP engineering integrations enhance Azure Large Instances and in combination are the preferred, performance-driven platform for SAP HANA.

Learn how Coke North America (CONA) moved a mission critical 12TB SAP BW on HANA on SUSE Linux to Microsoft Azure!