HP Opens New Center of Excellence for In-Memory Computing

HP Opens New Center of Excellence for In-Memory Computing 
Center Enables Customers to Accelerate Return on Investment, Enhance
Database Computing Leveraging SAP HANA 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced the launch of a new Center of Excellence (CoE) for
in-memory computing that enables enterprises to leverage real-time
transactional data to improve business processes and mitigate risks. 
Initially, the center will focus on offerings for the SAP HANA(R)
platform and the SAP(R) Business Suite, which is powered by SAP HANA.
By leveraging a virtual team of engineers, developers and other
experts with operational experience with SAP solutions that spans
more than 60 countries, 10 languages and more than 40,000 users,
along with in-memory technologies, the CoE will accelerate customers'
transition to next-generation business applications built for
in-memory computing.  
Powered by HP Converged Infrastructure, the CoE will include
offerings from: 

--  HP Engineering Labs -- built in collaboration with HP Labs, the
    company's central research arm -- to create new architectures and
    platforms optimized for in-memory computing;
--  HP Enterprise Services -- to help improve business processes and
    application transformation that will be enabled by SAP HANA;
--  HP servers, storage, networking and infrastructure management -- to
    validate and optimize configurations for SAP HANA and the SAP Business
    Suite; and
--  Application test and development -- for on-premises, hosted and HP
    Converged Cloud deployments to accelerate time to deployment and

"To succeed, organizations need to make fast, informed decisions by
extracting large amounts of raw data from their systems to turn it
into information that is meaningful," said Bill Veghte, chief
operating officer, HP. "The HP Center of Excellence delivers the
depth of expertise and services to help organizations drive
high-performance data analysis, handling huge volumes of data in real
time for instant business insight." 
Compared to traditional methods of separating the data storage from
the processing elements, in-memory computing allows for faster
computation of big data sets. As a result, clients gain the ability
to rapidly analyze data to drive innovation while reducing costs.  
"We have seen unprecedented growth and adoption of SAP HANA, and this
momentum continues to increase as companies see new and additional
areas where HANA can bring more value to their organizations," said
Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and
Innovation. "At the same time, the tremendous innovation around SAP
HANA that we will bring ourselves and through our ecosystem is just
beginning. We will work closely with our ecosystem to drive open
co-innovation to bring beautiful new systems, products and
technologies that simplify the IT landscape. And we are doing all of
this nondisruptively. Through this CoE, SAP and HP will bring new
products and technologies, integrating transactional and analytics
systems, that enable customers to run their businesses in real time." 
New HP engineering labs to create "Project Kraken" in-memory
 As new technologies and novel data sets are developed, all
data-intensive, transactional and analytic applications will migrate
to in-memory computing environments.  
Since the launch of SAP HANA, HP has been at the forefront of
innovating leading benchmarks and solutions. The first HP roadmap
milestone of the new CoE is an 8-terabyte, single image development
platform tuned for the SAP ERP and SAP Customer Relationship
Management (CRM) applications on SAP HANA. Codenamed "Project
Kraken," this platform is the forerunner to the large memory systems
scheduled for future availability. 
HP Services to drive business process and application transformation 
To help clients migrate to SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, HP
offers migration and transformation services. Additionally, as a
provider of SAP-qualified implementation services for SAP Rapid
Deployment solutions, HP also offers rapid-deployment solutions to
speed the transition to an in-memory database platform. These
services extend HP's industry-leading application management
services, which are based on the Run SAP methodology. With these
comprehensive services, HP helps clients achieve the most value from
their in-memory database platform. 
HP Software application testing tool for SAP HANA environments
Software also provides a test management infrastructure to improve
efficiency, in addition to offerings for ongoing operations,
management and integration with key SAP solutions, including SAP
Solution Manager. HP Operations Orchestration for SAP solutions also
provides IT process automation and integration capabilities to help
clients streamline the life cycle management of SAP systems by
automating repetitive tasks.  
HP has designed many of the largest implementations of SAP systems in
the world and is working with product engineering teams and SAP to
develop an authentic testing environment for next-generation
in-memory technologies with full mission criticality and high
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