SAP: Linux for HANA Deployable in Hybrid; Fujitsu’s Cloud’s Australia Launch

SAP has had some exciting events take place over the past couple of days and has made two noteworthy moves that will expand the breadth of their services.

In a press release yesterday, Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the SAP HANA platform can now be deployed across the open hybrid cloud. With this, enterprise users of ‘Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA’ will be able to run their public, private and hybrid cloud services on a leading enterprise Linux platform. Additionally they will have access to an extensive choice of deployment options for big data applications. These newly-available public cloud choices deliver on-demand analytical processing power while helping to reduce the overall cost of extreme data workloads, all backed by the support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Jim Totton, the vice president and general manager of the Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat is quoted as saying, “By extending Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to the public cloud, we are providing a stable, secure and reliable platform for deployments of SAP HANA across the breadth of the open hybrid cloud. These cloud-based offerings, combined with additional certified providers and configurations of hardware for SAP HANA as well as the scale-up and scale-out certifications of our launch partners, deliver a set of solutions to help meet the growing enterprise demand for big data applications, all standardized on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.”

In another press release, SAP announced that Fujitsu’s enterprise-grade platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution for SAP will now available in Australia.  Leveraging within Fujitsu Australia’s Private Hosted Cloud Platform, this service is built on Fujitsu’s own IP, called: Fujitsu FlexFrame Orchestrator. This offering will enable users to manage systems running on SAP’s software.  It will be delivered “end-to-end” by Fujitsu and hosted on Fujitsu’s local data centers.

Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand said, “We have invested in a cloud-based platform that leverages our extensive capability in SAP solutions, as well as our cloud and data centre infrastructure, to provide an offering that makes great business sense for organisations already committed to SAP. This is a great opportunity for our customers to maximise the returns from their existing investments in SAP solutions, while taking advantage of the ability to replace the need for expensive hardware with a predictable monthly subscription fee.”