In addition to clients that have purchased Hana on Power systems directly in their data centers, many managed service providers (MSPs) and cloud service providers (CSPs) have deployed Hana on Power as a cloud solution.
Why? Because the IBM Power system is a proficient platform for running Hana – it provides maximum uptime (with up to 99.999% availability), 16 productions instances per server, and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) when compared with other platforms. And what business doesn’t want high availability with lower costs?
In fact, the Hana on Power solution set the performance world record on the two-tier SAP sales and distribution standard application benchmark with 16 sockets.
With Hana on IBM Power systems, you can have more flexibility through superior virtualization and management. Hana on Power also offers better resiliency with high reliability, availability and serviceability for mission-critical SAP applications. And it can deliver faster business results thanks to the performance of IBM Power systems.
Furthermore, SAP selected IBM Power 9 systems for its Hana Enterprise Cloud (HEC) environment. It also awarded IBM the 2018 SAP Pinnacle Award for Global Partner of the Year for Infrastructure.
The Hana on Power solution runs the same Suse or Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions as x86 servers, with the flexibility, scalability, resiliency and performance advantages of Power servers that can help you to:
- Accelerate Hana deployments with built-in virtualization that allows push-button scaling capacity with granularity as little as 0.01 cores or 1 GB.
- Minimize infrastructure with virtualization scalability of up to 24 TB in scale up and the ability to deploy up to 16 Hana modules in a single server.
- Maximize uptime with live partition mobility to balance workloads and adjust server resources on a high-availability non-mainframe Linux platform.
- Speed Hana insights with 1.8 times more memory bandwidth than x86 infrastructure.
These advantages can help you and your customers achieve your Hana deployment goals.
The Tech Data IBM team supports clients’ Hana on IBM Power Systems journey. If you’re interested or need more information about Hana migration on IBM Power Systems, message Craig Cannon at Craig.Cannon@techdata.com.