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Fujitsu to Market Ready-to-Run Virtualized Appliance for SAP HANA® for Test and Development Use

München, March 11, 2013

News facts:

  • The virtualized Fujitsu Power Appliance for SAP HANA enables more rapid testing for multiple projects
  • Simultaneous testing of multiple scenarios allows faster implementation of optimized solutions
Fujitsu today announces a certified, ready-to-run virtualized appliance for the SAP HANA® platform for test and development use. The fully virtualized Fujitsu Power Appliance enables more rapid development and testing for implementations of SAP HANA, allowing companies to create true business value through faster deployment of the best-performing set-ups.

With its new appliance, Fujitsu helps enterprises answer the critical question of ‘how can SAP HANA create most value for me?’ The answer is that thanks to a complete environment for the simultaneous testing of multiple virtualized configurations, the pre-configured Fujitsu Power Appliance for SAP HANA accelerates test scenarios and reduces time to market by running multiple configurations side-by-side.

Full virtualization for in-memory environments running SAP HANA means that businesses can more cost-effectively run multiple projects at the same time, making greater use of the technology without continually needing to justify the cost of additional hardware resources to test every new and experimental project.

Following SAP’s expanded strategic collaboration with VMware, Fujitsu will market an appliance which provides a complete test and development environment using VMware vSphere® based on a Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX600 S6 industry-standard rack server. The virtualized appliance is the latest Fujitsu offering designed with the needs of the SAP community in mind, with approximately 100 projects worldwide already implemented on Fujitsu Power Appliance for SAP HANA.

Supporting quotes

Dr Joseph Reger, Chief Technology Officer at Fujitsu Technology Solutions:
“Particularly in challenging R&D environments, organizations are excited about the power of actionable analytics from in-memory computing to transform their business. Fujitsu’s new Virtualized Power Appliance for SAP HANA will streamline the test and evaluation process for implementations of SAP HANA, and underlines our commitment to accelerate and simplify the process of deploying this innovative platform.”

Ray Blanchard, Senior Director for SAP® Solutions at VMware:
“For over 10 years, VMware and Fujitsu have shown leadership in designing solutions that help organizations to lower costs, increase business agility, and ensure freedom of choice. The virtualized Fujitsu Power Appliance for SAP HANA – including VMware vSphere, vCenter and Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX600 S6 servers – is a breakthrough in supporting SAP’s innovative in-memory technology with flexible, streamlined and cost-efficient infrastructures.”

Pricing and availability

This new appliance is scheduled to be available for order in CEMEA&I by April 1, 2013. Other regions will follow thereafter. Pricing varies by region.

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Notes to editors

Technical Specification

The virtualized Fujitsu Power Appliance option for SAP HANA is based on a Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX600 S7 single-node Rack Server (512 GB Main Memory, 4 CPU sockets, Intel E7-4870 10C/20T), pre-installed with the entire software stack, including SLES 11 subscription for SAP applications, the SAP HANA software and VMware vSphere 5.1. The appliance is designed and optimized for deployment in non-productive environments, e.g. development and test.

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All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Date: 11 March, 2013
City: München