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Dell secures certification for SAP HANA production environments

22 Oct 18

The Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure appliances, powered by VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN software, are now certified by SAP for SAP HANA production environments.

According to the latest research from IDC, Dell is a leader in the hyper-converged systems segment with a 28.8% share, for the second quarter of 2018, based on year-to-year growth of 95.2%.

Led by the success of Dell EMC VxRail, Dell’s growth outpaces the industry, which grew 78.1% to US$1.5 billion in system sales for the quarter.

For the same period, VMware was tied for No. 1 in hyper-converged systems based on the owner of HCI software with 34.1% revenue share, demonstrating the largest year-to-year growth of any named vendor at 96.7%.

Dell EMC VxRail is currently the industry’s only jointly engineered, turnkey, fully integrated HCI appliance with VMware, powered by VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN and pre-tested and pre-configured with the latest Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.

vxRail offers simplicity of lifecycle management and scalability with a cost-effective HCI solution that delivers multiple compute, memory, storage, network and graphics options for a wide variety of applications and workloads.

“Customers can now get the operational benefits of a fully integrated stack from leading vendors of hyper-converged infrastructure, Dell EMC and VMware, to support their mission-critical, performance-sensitive SAP HANA environments,” says VMware chief operating officer Sanjay Poonen.

“Dell EMC VxRail makes IT transformation with HCI as simple as possible for customers to adopt and grow,” adds Dell EMC VxRail senior vice president and general manager Gil Shneorson.

“As customers increasingly use VxRail for core data centre workloads, this certification makes VxRail, already architected for in-memory database applications, an excellent HCI solution for SAP HANA customers.”

VMware’s software forms an integrated digital foundation that powers the applications and services transforming businesses and industries.

The SAP certification process validates VMware vSphere and vSAN software in production environments for both Scale Up and Multi-VM deployment modes deploying the Intel Scalable Xeon Processor Family.

As a result of collaboration between VMware and Virtustream, vSphere now supports SAP HANA environments with up to 6TB virtual machines on 4-socket server hardware.