Hitachi Delivers SAP(R) Business Suite in Secure, Multitenancy Environments

Hitachi Delivers SAP(R) Business Suite in Secure, Multitenancy Environments 
LPAR Technology Now Available on Hitachi x86 Servers for SAP(R)
Business Suite; Hitachi Compute Blade 520X B1, Virtual Storage
Platform G1000 SAP-Certified for SAP HANA(R) 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/14 --  Hitachi Data Systems
Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:
6501), today announced that its Hitachi logical partitioning (LPAR)
technology on Hitachi x86 servers has been verified to run SAP(R)
Business Suite software. This Hitachi platform enables secure,
scalable production environments for on-premise and cloud deployments
of SAP solutions. Hitachi LPAR on x86 servers will help address
customer pain points to significantly reduce total costs through
consolidation, as well as improve performance and deliver high levels
of data protection.  
"We are pleased to reach this milestone in the 20th anniversary of
our relationship with SAP," said Mike Walkey, senior vice president,
Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. "With this
technology, verified to run SAP Business Suite, we can bring together
leading solutions that offer our customers an efficient and robust
enterprise infrastructure to deliver business value today."  
Benefits of Hitachi logical partitioning on x86 for SAP Business
Suite include improved efficiencies and simplified deployments and
management of SAP solutions. Customers using Hitachi LPAR have
already realized the following benefits:  


 
--  Total costs reduced by as much as 70%
--  Improved application density by as much as 33:1
--  Reduction in the number of servers required by up to 80%
--  Space, power and maintenance reduction up to 40%

  
"Hitachi servers with LPAR for SAP Business Suite add tremendous value
in supporting our clients' big-data needs and further enhances our
CSC Cloud IU (Infrastructure Utility) for SAP solutions and hybrid
cloud service offerings," said John Catalano, director, Solution
Development, Cloud Solutions, CSC. "Hitachi together with CSC's
experience with SAP solutions and track record of cloud success will
further enable us to support SAP solutions in the cloud, thus meeting
our customers' performance and scalability requirements." 
HDS today announced it is also delivering 3 new solutions for the SAP
HANA(R) platform, including Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for SAP
HANA Platform (UCP for SAP HANA) -- with Hitachi Compute Blade 520X
B1 (CB520X B1) -- for SAP HANA in scale-up configurations based on
the latest Intel Xeon E7 v2 (Ivy Bridge) technology. Hitachi Unified
Storage VM and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000)
have also been certified by SAP as shared storage solutions for SAP
HANA. These solutions provide flexibility and investment protection,
particularly for customers who plan to migrate to SAP HANA, with
compute and storage designed to scale along with customers' needs. As
a result, UCP for SAP HANA offers customers outstanding efficiencies,
enterprise-class scalability, and performance. 
Hitachi UCP for SAP HANA using Intel Ivy Bridge technology and VSP
G1000 build on January's announcement of an OEM agreement between
Hitachi and SAP, which enables HDS to deliver an end-to-end,
enterprise data warehouse appliance that consists of the SAP Business
Warehouse (SAP BW) application on SAP HANA, UCP for SAP HANA,
services and support.  
"UCP for SAP HANA meets all of our requirements: optimum scalability,
simple architecture, speed, flexibility, and rapid implementation,"
said Andreas Kranabitl, managing director, SPAR Information &
Communication Service GmbH. "With Hitachi server technology and VSP
G1000, UCP for SAP HANA will be the infrastructure we trust to handle
the high- performance demands of becoming a predictive retail
business." 
The Hitachi Data Systems portfolio includes industry-leading systems
to support mission-critical environments running SAP HANA: 


 
--  Hitachi VSP G1000 is the newest tier-one enterprise storage platform
    that is certified for SAP HANA. This certification enables Hitachi to
    participate in SAP's program for SAP HANA tailored data center
    integration. Through participation in the program, customers can
    leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for
    their SAP HANA-based environments, providing further choice for
    organizations even when working in heterogeneous environments.
    --  A recent Gartner report shows Hitachi VSP as the industry leader
        in enterprise storage systems. Now, the recently launched VSP
        G1000 delivers an always-on infrastructure that offers high
        availability and data protection, key criteria for
        mission-critical applications powered by SAP HANA.
--  UCP for SAP HANA in a scale up configuration:
    --  Single-node configurations for SAP HANA and SAP Business Suite.
    --  Hitachi CB502X B1 servers use the latest Intel Ivy Bridge
        processor technology for highly optimized system performance and
        large amounts of memory that are key to applications that perform
        in-memory analytics, such as SAP HANA.
--  Enterprise storage provided through participation in SAP's program for
    SAP HANA tailored data center integration:
    --  Under the SAP HANA tailored data center integration approach,
        customers can use certified servers with Hitachi VSP and Hitachi
        Unified Storage VM for scale-out deployments of SAP HANA.

  
For more information, visit HDS in Booth 131 at the SAPPHIRE(R) NOW
conference, being held June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida. 
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About Hitachi Data Systems 
Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and
solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and
innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our
customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched
return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With over
6,300 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more
than 100 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions
are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than
70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100.
Visit us at www.HDS.com. 
About Hitachi, Ltd. 
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers
innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team
and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated
revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion
yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social
Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems,
information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction
machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive
systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi,
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Hitachi Data Systems
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christopher.drago@hds.com 
 
 
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