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Fujitsu Provides Technology to Key International Research Institution to Help Optimize Server Systems for In-Memory Computing with the SAP HANA Platform

Munich/Hanover, March 09, 2014

News facts:

  • Fujitsu provides server technology to Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster (MRCC) for a research project to help optimize system environments running the SAP HANA platform and business processes
  • Fujitsu’s state-of-the-art FlexFrame Orchestrator forms the foundation of MRCC’s latest research
  • Fujitsu’s investment in continuous innovation brings additional benefits to customers

Fujitsu today announces that it is providing server technology to support research on in-memory technology being performed at Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster (MRCC). Fujitsu is extending its established relationship with the research institution by contributing its state-of-the-art FlexFrame Orchestrator solution to serve as the foundation of MRCC’s latest research project. The project focuses on further optimizing server systems for running the SAP HANA platform and related business processes. The research findings will influence the design of future generations of Fujitsu solutions and services to the benefit of customers.

MRCC, which includes the University Competence Center Magdeburg, hosts and manages SAP applications and serves 90,000 users across 38 countries at universities and other educational institutions. With more than 150 systems running SAP software and technology, MRCC is an ideal partner for this research project, since solutions for efficient operations can be demonstrated and tested.

In most software landscapes, there is huge potential to simplify and streamline underlying infrastructures to make applications more flexible and efficient as well as more responsive to changing business needs. In addition, many applications running on SAP HANA can benefit from being optimally integrated into overall data center administration. These needs can be addressed by Fujitsu’s FlexFrame Orchestrator, Fujitsu’s open platform for managing SAP applications and applications running on SAP HANA.

The goal of the research project at MRCC is to help address these needs by developing a detailed concept definition and description for simplified and improved IT operations based on Fujitsu’s FlexFrame Orchestrator. With improved operational setup, companies can benefit from simplified but highly secure operations, increased flexibility, and lower total cost of ownership. A further anticipated advantage to customers is the ability to free up resources to drive business evolution by smart use of FlexFrame Orchestrator. The new research will thus further help organizations to transform and streamline business processes.

Fujitsu, as a company committed to innovation, is continuously investing in similar projects around the world, such as research with the Hasso Plattner Institute Future SOC Lab. This research helps Fujitsu provide customers with proven hardware technology as well as concepts for efficient server system setup and operations for in-memory computing using SAP HANA in heterogeneous environments. Research supported by Fujitsu includes relevant aspects of modern data center server-based operations like virtualization, system availability, and backup.

Supporting quotes

Prof. Dr. Klaus Turowski, Head of Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster
“The collaboration between Fujitsu and Magdeburg University’s MRCC intertwines science and economy, profiting from each other directly through practical research. Our research findings will be further developed and practically tested on the newly implemented Fujitsu infrastructure including FlexFrame Orchestrator running on SAP HANA. Research and test outcomes will be transformed into innovative Fujitsu solutions for SAP software landscapes.”

Thomas Pickel, Head of SAP Business, Solutions, International Business, Fujitsu
“The SAP HANA platform brings a major paradigm shift with far-reaching effects on the ability of enterprise IT to support business processes and strategy. We expect the cooperation with MRCC to enable us to offer best-in-class server technology for SAP HANA and traditional SAP applications. With our innovations we empower customers to reduce complexity, maximize the outcome of their investments in SAP software and strengthen their competitive position in their markets.”

Pricing and availability

Fujitsu solutions such as FlexFrame Orchestrator are available globally direct from Fujitsu. Pricing varies by region and configuration.

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Date: 09 March, 2014
City: Munich/Hanover