Through a close, collaborative partnership that spans more than 25 years, HP and SAP have worked together to offer an innovative and comprehensive portfolio of products and services that help more than 40,000 joint customers around the world, of all sizes and in all industries to solve their business problems. This strategic partnership has ultimately resulted in system offerings like HP CONVERGEDSYSTEM FOR SAP HANA as well as value-added services to implement rapid-deployment solutions for SAP HANA.
HP has collaborated with SAP on in-memory technologies from the beginning. In 2006, it became the first SAP partner to design and deliver SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse Accelerator. Based on that experience, HP developed highly engineered and optimized systems plus core competencies to deliver successful implementations of HP AppSystems for SAP HANA which has since evolved into HP’s latest offering — HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA.
Customers are making long-term, strategic, architectural bets for their data centers and data management platforms. Solutions like SAP HANA act as a catalyst for business transformation and HP is the only player who has the architecture, expertise and vision to meet its infrastructure needs by offering HP ConvergedSystem — a portfolio of workload-optimized systems that are easy to buy, manage, and support.
HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA is a portfolio of engineered, pre-built, optimized-for-SAP HANA systems that provide the fastest path-to-value on the SAP HANA journey. These systems are optimized with proven performance and built-in high availability, as well as unmatched scalability to grow as data and business needs grow. In addition, only HP has the committed long-term roadmap and investments to offer customers a number of system configurations and deployment options, including on-premise, hosted, and Cloud (HANA Enterprise Cloud, HEC). These systems, in combination with leading data management solutions and consulting services (from planning to migration to deployment), provide the most complete offering in the market.
HP recognizes that SAP HANA adoption is a journey. There are SAP customers who are primarily interested in accelerating analytics/reporting with SAP HANA, while others want to run multiple SAP business applications on HANA as a database.
Whether you are looking to accelerate business analytics for one of your lines-of-business, are ready to build your next generation BUSINESS WAREHOUSE ON SAP HANA, or want to transform your entire global SAP landscape with HANA, HP has a solution configuration that’s sized just right for you — and is ready to scale as your needs change.
The HP ConvergedSystem for HANA portfolio includes the HP ConvergedSystem 500 which is optimized for Analytics, Data Warehousing and basic business application deployments as well as HP ConvergedSystem 900 which leverages technologies that were developed as part of HP/SAP’s co-innovation prototype, Project Kraken. It is this technology that enables the largest, most mission-critical business application deployments.
HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA is built on HP Converged Infrastructure and includes all of the implementation and support services that you need to ensure quick time to value and minimal planned or unplanned downtime. It is a complete system — not just a collection of components.
With HP ConvergedSystem 500, you can simplify the way you deploy SAP HANA with a pre-engineered HANA optimized system that can be configured, quoted and installed in as few as 15 days. And the system can grow as you grow — scaling to meet your changing SAP requirements from Analytics and Data Warehousing, to business applications on SAP HANA.
Built on the HP Proliant DL580 Gen8 server powered by the Intel Xeon E7- 4880 v2 processor and HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 storage, HP offers a range of scale up and scale out configurations.
The HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA is based on next generation Superdome technology ofiering unparalleled flexibility and high availability. Superdome has been a long time, leading server platform for enterprise class SAP systems. Now, SAP HANA users can take advantage of hardware partitioning and fault tolerant features developed for the most challenging and business critical environments.
ConvergedSystem 900 offers the world’s largest single memory image for SAP BUSINESS SUITE on HANA implementations — up to 16 processors and 12 TB RAM on a single server.
Later this year, ConvergedSystem 900 will also offer a powerful, general purpose, scale out configuration that can run OLAP, OLTP, or even mixed workloads on the same system, enabling IT to focus on strategy and innovation instead of management of sprawl.
Built on the HP Superdome BL920s Gen 9 server blade powered by the Intel Xeon 15 core E7-2890 V2 processor and HP 3PAR StoreServ storage, HP offers a range of scale up and scale out configurations.
Only HP provides a portfolio from start to finish with a strong history of innovation and partnership with SAP and a committed, long-term roadmap. When it comes to SAP HANA, you can spend less time on IT and more time driving your margins, growing your profit and being the innovator for your business needs.
HP has implemented more than 800 SAP HANA installations and runs nearly half of all SAP installations in the world (77,000), and is a global leader in SAP operations, supporting 1.7 million users in more than 50 countries. In addition, HP has developed core competencies for designing and building SAP appliance-based solutions, successful on-site customer implementations, and industry-leading support services to ensure optimal performance throughout the lifecycle. And, HP offers multiple deployment choices — on premise, hosted or Cloud. HP’s As-a-Service Solutions for SAP HANA, is a first to market offering, combining the strength of HP’s industry leading ConvergedSystem, the complete portfolio of business solutions, and optional cloud deployment models all bundled into a monthly subscription payment. This offering helps companies to move to an OPex financial model and freeing up capital investment for strategic programs.
Based on HP Converged Infrastructure products HP offers multiple server choices, sized for your company’s needs.
Scale up to 512 GB RAM with a single server
1. Compute and memory:
2. Database data and log files:
Scale up to 2 TB RAM with a single server
Optimized for customers needing larger memory capacities and higher performance
1. Compute and memory:
2. Database data files:
Scale out to 16 TB+ RAM with multiple servers
1. Compute and memory:
2. Database data and log files:
3. Shared HANA application files:
Enhanced high availability and disaster tolerance with HP Serviceguard
Based on HP Converged Infrastructure products, HP offers multiple server choices, sized for your company’s needs:
Scale up to 6 TB RAM with a single server
1. Compute and memory:
Scale up to 12 TB RAM with a single server
1. Compute and memory:
Scale out to 80 TB RAM with multiple servers
1. Compute and memory:
2. Database data and log files:
3. Shared HANA application files:
Storage arrays added as needed to support additional servers Dedicated management server
HP 10 GbE top of rack (TOR) switches used for HANA internal networks and connection to customer’s network
HP 16 Gbps FC switches used for internal SAN (connections from HANA nodes, NFS servers and dedicated management server to centralized, shared storage)
Enhanced high availability and disaster tolerance with HP Serviceguard
Automated failover for clustered NFS servers (scale out systems) Automated failover from primary HANA system to secondary
HANA system (usually located in a different data center) for disaster tolerant architectures
Factory Express Level 4 including custom implementation services includes complete installation and configuration is performed at the HP Integration Center before shipping the appliance to the customer. This includes customization of network parameters and customization of the SAP HANA database based on a questionnaire completed by the customer
HP Fast Start Service (delivered by HP Enterprise Services) or HP Deployment Accelerator (delivered by HP Technology Services Consulting) includes onsite integration services including connecting to the customer’s network and confirming communication between SAP HANA and other systems (e.g. SAP Business Warehouse application servers), demonstrating correct operation of appliance using sample data and providing knowledge transfer
Proactive Care (delivered by HP Technology Center of Expertise):
Solution-level, one-stop, support service including HANA-specific call management, remote monitoring, proactive service delivery (e.g. regularly scheduled firmware updates), and support from HP Center of Expertise for SAP HANA
HP offers two scale-out, future-ready systems that can grow as your needs grow. This design significantly reduces the costs, dificulties, and down-time associated with field upgrades.
The HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA (CS 500) scale-out system uses the HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server powered by the Intel Xeon E7-4880 v2 processor. The HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA (CS 900) scale- out system uses the HP ProLiant Superdome BL920s server blade powered by the Intel Xeon E7-2890 v2 processor. Both systems use the 3PAR StoreServ 7400 for shared, centralized storage for the SAP HANA shared application files and database data and log files. 3PAR is the world’s most advanced storage platform preferred by eight out of the ten largest service providers. TheCS 500 is ideal for SAP Business Warehouse or standalone analytics / reporting / application acceleration scenarios needing a system that is certified up to 16 TB RAM. The CS 900 is ideal for scenarios needing a system that is certified up to 32 TB RAM. Both systems may be used for larger, customer-specific implementations with approval by SAP and HP.
The CS 500 and CS 900 support all of SAP’s high availability and disaster tolerance features including automated failover from an active node to a standby node inside of an SAP HANA cluster and failover of an entire SAP HANA system to a standby system (usually located in a different data center) using SAP System Replication. However, HP offers enhanced disaster tolerance by incorporating HP Serviceguard software plus a quorum server. This enhancement makes it possible to automate failover to a standby system in disaster tolerant environments, and it is something that only HP is able to offer. These solutions protect your information systems in the event of a catastrophic event. In doing so they help to mitigate risk, improve IT availability, and reduce the costs of downtime.
HP provides three different storage infrastructures depending upon the customer’s sizing and budget requirements.
ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA provides 256 GB and 512 GB scale up systems that use the internal storage of the HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server to offer a very economical storage infrastructure. These systems use a pair of 600 GB HDD disk drives in a RAID-1 configuration for the operating system and HANA application files. They use another eight 600 GB HDD disk drives in a RAID-5 configuration for the database data and log files.
ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA provides 1 TB and 2 TB scale up systems that use a combination of internal storage and low-cost, direct attached storage to provide a larger, higher performance storage infrastructure.
These systems use a pair of 800 GB SSD (solid state) disk drives in a RAID- 1 configuration for the operating system, HANA application files and database log files. Using solid state storage and separating the log file storage from the data file storage provides a higher performance configuration, which is particularly important to customers implementing SAP Business Suite on HANA (SoH) using the 2 TB scale up configuration.
The D2700 storage enclosure provides a low cost, direct attached storage solution for the database data files. It is configured with 25 disk drives in a RAID-50 configuration, managed by an HP Smart Array controller installed in one of the server’s PCI slots.
ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA scale out and ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA scale up and scale out use 3PAR StoreServ 7400 as centralized, shared storage for HANA application files (which must be stored on shared storage for scale out systems) as well as HANA database data and log files.
The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 storage array is part of the industry-leading family of HP 3PAR storage arrays chosen by three out of four of the world’s largest managed service providers (MSPs). It features high performance, high availability and simplified management through a combination of system-wide striping (all storage is striped across all system components, including controllers, cache and disk drives), Mesh-Active design and autonomic (self-managing) capabilities. HP 3PAR Thin Technology is another significant differentiator, implementing thin provisioning at the hardware level instead of requiring customers to purchase additional software, which is typical for other storage platforms. In addition to reducing costs, this results in a more efficient design and enables certain capabilities that are not possible otherwise (e.g. non-disruptively converting thin volumes to thick volumes and vice versa).
HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA includes all of the software needed to deliver a complete solution including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP applications and Integrated Lights Out (iLO) Advanced. VMware vSphere and vCenter software is also included if customers select the virtualization option. HP ensures global quality standards by preloading and configuring SAP HANA software at the factory before delivery. No additional software is necessary for the HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA. All solutions are built to your specifications, and they include all required components, services and support.
HP also provides monitoring and backup software solutions to further enhance your solution. HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA can be easily monitored utilizing HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM), available as part of HP Insight Control or as a free download. This powerful yet intuitive solution provides hardware-level management for system administrators to improve system uptime and health. For more information, visit HTTP://WWW.HP.COM/GO/SIM. Finally, HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA includes Insight Remote Support Advanced (IRSA) to provide remote monitoring by the HP Center of Expertise (CoE) for SAP HANA. This is a free add-on to SIM, and free installation and configuration services are included as part of all recommended support Care Packs.
HP Data Protector software is certified for Backint for SAP HANA, improving performance when backing up or restoring the SAP HANA database and improving management and scheduling of backup jobs. One major benefit to customers is the ability to use one backup solution for all of their computing environments, including SAP HANA — there is no longer a need to do things one way for SAP HANA and a different way for everything else. Another major benefit is the ability to develop a comprehensive, single-vendor backup and recovery solution, simplifying implementation and ongoing administration and support, by combining HP Data Protector with HP StoreOnce and/or HP StoreEver backup solutions.
HP provides end-to-end services across the lifecycle of HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, including strategy and design, factory integration, on-site installation, and one-stop solution level support for HP hardware, SLES, and SAP HANA. HP and SAP collaborate to provide you with seamless support experience.
With every SAP HANA system, HP includes the resources to assist with the sizing and configuration of an SAP HANA environment. This includes the sizing of the appropriate system, in addition to recommendations concerning the configurations to address your requirements for multiple SAP landscapes, high availability, and disaster tolerance. Then, with every SAP HANA order, HP includes its core competency process for factory integration, where they integrate the hardware, load all of the software components, and apply your unique environmental settings for network and source systems. Finally, the system completes a burn-in test before they ship the order to your location.
Delivery of the SAP HANA system is not the final step. Beyond the design and build of a SAP HANA solution, integration of the solution into your environment is equally, if not more, critical to successfully getting SAP HANA up and running. HP understands this, so they include installation, implementation, and training with every SAP HANA solution they deliver. The basic foundational service includes the following:
All HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA come standard with Factory Express Level 4 services that leverage HP factory integration skills on SAP HANA. This way, HP helps reduce deployment time with hardware built to customers’ exact specifications, then shipped as a turn-key solution from the HP factory. Additional, on-site installation services help with harware installation in the Datacenter, powering up server(s) and storage, and connectivity and Hardware checks.
HP Deployment Accelerator Service is a service that accompanies HP ConvergedSystem to ensure the appliance is properly installed and that the database connections are made. HP Fast Start Services are available to ensure that the replication and/or Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) of data from the source systems have been tested and confirmed as fully functional. Customers can choose either the Deployment Accelerator Service or the Fast Start service for their onsite implementation.
Customers may choose from a selection of HP Support Services to meet business needs. The minimum required support level for HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA is HP Proactive Care HP recommends HP Proactive Care with HP Personalized Support option and HP Proactive Select to develop an ongoing support plan, build an advocate into the reactive support delivery team, and plan for unique or changing needs.
HP Proactive Care Advanced is the recommended support level for our HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA. Proactive Care Advanced builds on the HP Proactive Care Services providing customers with dedicated and technical resources to extend their IT team to proactively prevent issues, maximize performance, and accelerate problem resolution. HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA customers will benfit by: personalized advice, planning, and deliverables from dedicated, local resources and single-stop support from HP Center of Expertise for SAP HANA for the entire system. The customers can prevent problems and reduce risk with personalized, proactive reports and best practice advice, optimize the usage and functionality of their IT system, and accelerate problem resolution with dedicated critical case management, thus enjoying high availability and performance from their HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA.
Thanks to HP Migration Services for SAP HANA, you can move to SAP HANA without worrying about disrupting business. Ease the implementation through step-by-step migration assessment, preparation, execution, and transition to operations. The services facilitate a “ready-to-use” HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA. You can:
HP High Availability Service for SAP HANA — Keep business running With HP High Availability Service for SAP HANA, you can automate and simplify SAP HANA System Replication through the implementation of HP Serviceguard solution for SAP HANA. Achieve high availability (HA), faster time to disaster recovery, and eficiencies in configuration administration, as well as:
Simplify the process of implementing and configuring system replication for HP ConvergedSystem with HP Disaster Tolerance Service for SAP HANA, accelerating time to disaster recovery. In addition, you can:
Note that while support for the SAP HANA software requires a separate support agreement with SAP, HP and SAP collaborate to resolve your issues around SAP HANA. You get a dedicated, single point of contact for the whole solution
Proactive Care Service includes proactive support as well as hardware and software support to provide an additional level of support for organizations that are managing complex IT environments. Geared for converged, virtualized, and cloud-based environments, Proactive Care Service features remote and onsite support, proactive scans and reports, and regular consultations with HP technology experts. You can purchase an option that includes an assigned local HP specialist who delivers an “Account Support Plan” customized to fit your needs. Each customized plan includes delivering updates to your hardware firmware and operating system, regular system health checks, and setup of remote monitoring. For hardware and software support, HP delivers enhanced support from trained specialists in its Advanced Solution Center. With a connection to SAP’s support operation, HP can take the first call on any SAP HANA support issue. Based on this well- established process, HP is able to deliver industry-leading support and help improve performance of SAP HANA solutions.
For SAP HANA deployed in large complex, datacenter environments that need a customized approach to support, HP recommends Datacenter Care that increases datacenter eficiency and resolve interoperability issues faster by providing environmental, customized support.
HP provides end to end services to help you identify your strategy, quantify your business opportunity, computing your ROI, and implementing SAP HANA into your SAP landscape. They include the following services.
The HP Business Intelligence Master Plan Service is an overarching BI strategy-development service designed to help you define a BI strategy and a landscape to enable your organization to realize that strategy. This service includes a roadmap for implementation.
The HP Impact Analysis for SAP HANA helps you understand the technical feasibility of introducing SAP HANA to meet your real-time and high-volume data analysis requirements. It is highly recommended for each SAP HANA implementation.
The HP Financial Assessment for SAP HANA provides granular information to support your decision-making process. It is formatted to be suitable for use in supporting budgeting processes.
The HP Solution Assessment for SAP HANA is an engagement during which HP consultants will assess your existing information landscape in detail, identify data sets for use with SAP HANA, detect any gaps in the current environment, and create a solution blueprint based on the findings.
The HP Landscape Preparation Service for SAP HANA is designed to ensure that the surrounding solution landscape is in place and is optimized to allow for the inclusion of the SAP HANA appliance and to speed time-to-value of the SAP HANA solution. This service includes upgrading or installing SAP and non-SAP components in the landscape.
HP Fast Start Service includes required services that accompany the appliance to ensure that the appliance is properly installed; database connections are made; and the replication and extract, transform, load (ETL) of data from the source systems have been tested and confirmed as fully functional.
The HP Implementation Service for SAP HANA is a complete end-to-end SAP HANA implementation based on a solution blueprint designed by a team of HP consultants. These consultants follow the HP Global Implementation Methodology for Business Intelligence for all SAP HANA implementation projects
Implementation services for rapid-deployment solutions covering a wide range of business reporting and analytics.
HP Migration Services — HP is offering a number of migration services to SAP HANA. These include
Use case development for industry and horizontal business processes supporting improved business reporting, business processes and analytics
This offering provides clients with a complete solution that includes the SAP HANA product, management of your SAP HANA environment, initial and ongoing costs, and the SAP HANA license. This means you can be connected to SAP HANA’s revolutionary in-memory database platform in weeks instead of months. This offering also supports the as-a-service payment model and the client pays for the service via a monthly subscription rate eliminating the need for the client to make capital investments for their HANA solutions.
These offerings include
HP Financial Services can make your transition to SAP HANA easy and cost effective, and it can help you get started even sooner. You can expand your organization’s SAP HANA initiatives by taking advantage of an eficient, effective way to maximum return from IT and BI solutions, while minimizing risk and aggressively managing costs. HP Financial Services offers new HP hardware leasing and SAP software license loans plus a complete, global solution that recovers value from older assets. This solution also helps safeguard privacy, and it complies with applicable environmental regulations for disposing of SAP infrastructure assets that are displaced by your new HP AppSystems for SAP HANA.
For existing SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator software customers, HP and SAP recognize that to migrate your environment to SAP HANA will involve extra effort and incremental costs. To help ease the transition, HP and SAP offer a migration-assistance package that features a combination of HP financing options and a portfolio of migration services you can use to clear the path to faster data analysis.
HP Leads the Way with another #1 Benchmark Results for SAP HANA SAP partnered with HP to co-develop the new SAP standard application benchmark for the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse application, called the enhanced mixed load (EML) benchmark. SAP standard application benchmarks are designed to represent customer-relevant scenarios in many different business contexts. This new SAP EML standard application benchmark simulates the current demands of typical SAP NetWeaver BW customers. These demands are shaped primarily by three major requirements: near real-time reporting, ad-hoc reporting capabilities, and reduction of TCO.
Continuing with HP’s commitment to deliver innovation, in March 2014, HP once more achieved an excellent outcome on the SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse-Enhanced Mixed Load (BW-EML) standard application benchmark. Utilizing the new HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA®, which includes the ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server and the latest Intel Xeon processor technology, the system achieved a remarkable result of 126,980 ad-hoc query navigation steps with 2 billion initial records on the SAP HANA® platform (certification 2014009). The system accessed twice as many initial records as its previous generation system, the ProLiant DL580 G7.
The result demonstrates the ability of HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA to meet evolving market and customer needs, highlighting HP’s understanding of market conditions—from managing analytics and data warehousing workloads to running mission-critical business applications. Simply put, HP gets similar performance with double the data footprint. In addition, the system is optimized to deliver the highest levels of performance and availability for in-memory computing, which significantly improves analytics processing speeds by delivering outstanding, scalable analytic performance in seconds versus hours on massive, multi-dimensional databases.
The VELUX Group is a Danish manufacturer of windows and skylights that runs 15 production and 39 sales companies, and employs 10,000 workers worldwide. The VELUX Group aimed to render its data capabilities more agile and accessible. Since 2005, the VELUX Group has worked with HP partner Accenture as its IT outsourcing provider. The company also was a HP customer, running its SAP infrastructure on HP Superdome servers. When SAP began replacing its Integrated Planning (IP) application with Business Planning & Consolidation, the VELUX Group saw this as an opportunity to move to a more dynamic forecasting model.
To get the most out of Business Planning & Consolidation, the company decided to implement SAP HANA, running on HP AppSystems for SAP HANA scale-out configuration, as the underlying database.
An example of the outstanding results that can flow from an HP–SAP collaboration, consider the case of T-Mobile. The U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile provides more than 33 million customers with customized wireless plans that reflect their smart phone and data needs. A key component of the company’s marketing strategy is to conduct highly targeted customer communications concerning mobile phone services and offers. Unfortunately, its previous analytics solution was too complex and could not track customer offers in a timely way.
The solution — built on HP Converged Infrastructure in collaboration with SAP AG and deployed in just two weeks — enhances T-Mobile’s ability to deliver targeted marketing campaigns to customers by transforming the way it delivers, manages, and measures its wireless plan offers.
“T-Mobile needed faster and better customer insight from its varied data systems,” explained Paul Miller, vice president of Converged Systems at HP. “HP and SAP quickly delivered a turnkey solution that provides simplicity, performance, and faster time-to-value.” “SAP, in cooperation with HP, worked to support the creation and delivery of a unique and differentiated customer- tracking solution for T-Mobile,” revealed Steve Lucas, executive vice president and general manager of Global Database and Technology, SAP. “With SAP HANA, T-Mobile can more effectively track its marketing campaigns’ success.”
Another illuminating example is Nongfu Spring, an established and expanding national consumer brand in China with a vast scope of operations encompassing production, sales, planning, dispatching, logistics, and marketing. As the company expanded and constantly added new branches in different cities, it needed to implement a database solution that could keep pace with its impressive growth while providing the real-time, accurate data its executives needed to make informed business decisions. To accomplish this task, Nongfu Spring chose HP AppSystems for SAP HANA due to the stable, powerful performance of its HP ProLiant DL980 server and the professional services provided by the HP team.
With the new system in place, Nongfu Spring’s manufacturing environment now runs more smoothly — and with more accurate data. For example, the increased computing speeds enable the company to analyze data 200–300 times faster than with their previous database platform. Another benefit: Financial reporting times have reduced from seven to three days.
“The market today is changing constantly, and companies and the market environment have more new IT requirements,” asserts Nongfu Spring CIO Patrick Hoo. “By cooperating with HP on SAP HANA 1.0, we have proven that HANA is a high-speed in-memory computing column-storage database product that is mature and practical. It fundamentally solved the problem of slow computing and presentation of data caused by having too much data, which had affected our business. It also built a solid foundation for our IT department to provide strong support for the company’s rapid future business development.”