Dell Technologies Receives Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Certification for SAP HANA Production Environments

29th October 2018 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |


New Delhi, India, Oct. 29, 2018 — Dell Technologies has said that Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure appliances, powered by VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN software, are certified by SAP for SAP HANA production environments. The certifications, for both VxRail and VMware software, indicate VMware and Dell EMC’s continued commitment in the rapidly growing HCI space.

According to IDC reports, Dell ranks No. 1 in the hyper-converged systems segment with 28.8% share, for the second quarter of 2018, based on year-to-year growth of 95.2%. Led by the success of Dell EMC VxRail, Dell’s growth outpaces the industry, which grew 78.1% to $1.5 billion in system sales for the quarter. For the same period, VMware was tied for No. 1 in hyper-converged systems based on owner of HCI software with 34.1% revenue share, demonstrating the largest year-to-year growth of any named vendor at 96.7%.

Dell EMC VxRail is a jointly engineered, turnkey, fully integrated HCI appliance with VMware, powered by VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN and pre-tested and pre-configured with the latest Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. These appliances are easy and fast way to simplify a VMware environment for HCI with seamless integration with existing VMware tools. VxRail offers simplicity of lifecycle management and scalability with a cost-effective HCI solution that delivers multiple compute, memory, storage, network and graphics options to match any use case and cover a wide variety of applications and workloads.

Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, Customer Operations, VMware, said,“Customers can now get the operational benefits of a fully integrated stack from leading vendors of hyper-converged infrastructure, Dell EMC and VMware, to support their mission-critical, performance-sensitive SAP HANA environments,”

“VMware is proud to be working with the leading applications company in the world, SAP, to provide a more secure and flexible digital foundation, to help customers drive a sustainable competitive advantage,” added Poonen.
“Dell EMC VxRail makes IT transformation with HCI as simple as possible for customers to adopt and grow,” said Gil Shneorson, senior vice president and general manager, Dell EMC VxRail. “As customers increasingly use VxRail for core data center workloads, this certification makes VxRail, already architected for in-memory database applications, an excellent HCI solution for SAP HANA customers.”

“SAP has shared a longtime partnership with VMware and Dell EMC, and together, we’ve enabled customers to transform their businesses,” said Martin Heisig, SAP HANA Technology Innovation Network. “Today’s news highlights the depth and breadth of technologies Dell Technologies and SAP are offering to enable companies to optimize their SAP solutions with greater agility, high availability, lower costs and easy provisioning.”

The SAP certification process validates VMware vSphere and vSAN software in production environments for both Scale Up and Multi-VM deployment modes deploying the Intel Scalable Xeon Processor Family. Since there is a collaboration between VMware and Virtustream now in place, vSphere supports SAP HANA environments with up to 6TB virtual machines on 4-socket server hardware.

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