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VMware NSX: Virtual Network Architecture for SAP HANA and Mission Critical Deployments

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SAP HANA Network Design Considerations In keeping with the theme of moving the Software-Defined Data Center from concept to reality, I discussed in my previous blogs why VMware vSphere is the perfect platform to deploy cutting edged technologies like SAP HANA. This is because vSphere enables our customers to agilely react to rapidly changing hardware/software Read more...

Architecting Virtual SAP HANA Using VMware Virtual Volumes And Hitachi Storage

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VMWorld Recap: SAP HANA and VMware Virtual Volumes This is a follow up to my earlier VMWorld blog; “Virtualizing SAP HANA Databases Greater Than-1TB On vSphere-5-5”, where I discussed SAP Multi-Temperature Data Management strategies and techniques which can significantly reduce the size and cost associated with SAP HANA’s in-memory footprint. This blog will focus on Read more...

Virtualizing SAP HANA Databases Greater than 1TB on vSphere 5.5

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VMWorld 2015 Session Recap I’m almost fully recovered from VMWorld, which was probably one of my busiest and most enjoyable VMWorld’s I’ve had in my 6 plus years at VMware because of the interaction with attendees, customers, and partners.  I’ll be doing a series of Post-VMWorld Blogs focused on my SAP HANA Software-Defined Data Centers Read more...

SAP HANA Now Supported on VMware vSphere 5.5 for Production Scenarios

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Eighteen months ago at SAP SAPPHIRE Madrid 2012, VMware presented impressive performance data showcasing SAP HANA running on vSphere. At that time, vSphere 5.1 received support from SAP to run SAP HANA for non-production scenarios. After an extended and successful joint testing program with SAP, we’re proud to announce that vSphere 5.5 has achieved production support Read more...