IBM has announced the availability of new SAP-certified bare metal servers for SAP HANA platform deployments in the IBM Cloud, as well as new configurations for VMware environments.
According to the vendor, the new cloud infrastructure-as-a-service solutions are designed to give enterprises the power and performance they need to manage mission-critical applications on SAP HANA, particularly as more organisations seek to leverage a rapidly increasing volume of structured and unstructured data into business intelligence.
The new servers, offering 4 or 8-socket Intel Xeon Processors and up to 8TB of memory, are specifically designed to handle larger workloads running on HANA, including those in S/4HANA.
For customers already running application workloads on SAP HANA in a private VMware environment, new SAP-certified bare metal servers configured with VMware will assist to more easily transition to the public cloud without having to retool or refactor their application, according to IBM.
Both solutions will be available globally in the IBM Cloud. IBM has nearly 60 cloud data centres in 19 countries across six continents.
“To win in this arena, enterprises need a cloud platform that can help them maximise their core business applications and gain new insights from increasing volumes of data,” said John Considine, general manager, cloud infrastructure services, IBM. “IBM is building more powerful and cost-effective solutions for SAP HANA applications in the cloud so that enterprises can focus on business innovation instead of underlying infrastructure.”