All around the world thousands of customers trust Nutanix with their critical infrastructure, be that for core banking, financial markets, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, and Government. Nutanix has built cloud technology that is capable of providing robust high availability and predictable performance both on-prem, and in public cloud environments. Nutanix has proven suitable for not just mission critical and business critical environments, but also life critical environments. This is one of the reasons why it was an obvious choice for SAP to work with Nutanix. SAP systems process (in some form) approximately 76% of the worlds GDP, and they are the leading ERP software maker. In Nutanix’s latest certification for SAP HANA Scale Out we produced a very impressive performance benchmark, to add to the simplicity, scalability and availability we have bought to SAP HANA solutions for a while now.
The first SAP Certification for Netweaver was in 2016 (a first for an HCI vendor) and two years later Nutanix became the first vendor to pass the new SAP HANA HCI Certification, which Nutanix helped develop jointly with SAP. Therefore it seems only fitting that now in 2020, Nutanix is the first vendor of Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure to have passed the SAP HANA Scale-Out Certification, and published an impressive BWH benchmark jointly with our development partner Lenovo to go with it.
Everyone that works with SAP knows how seriously they take their certification processes and how strict the criteria and SLA’s are that need to be met. All of the results for the certification had to be directly compared to bare metal solutions. Nutanix with AHV proved extremely capable for both Scale Up HANA, and now for Scale Out HANA, due to our unique data locality.
With Nutanix Data Locality we can provide consistent and predictable performance as nodes are scaled out in a SAP HANA environment. This prevents the traditional bottlenecks that exist with three tier storage systems. Every node has dedicated local storage resources that are pooled across the cluster and grow performance and capacity linearly as the environment grows. The Nutanix SAP HANA Scale Out Solutions is certified for up to 6 nodes x 4.5TB (6TB physical RAM per node) for 27TB of RAM total. If any customers have larger needs for scale out BWH solutions we’d be happy to talk to you about your requirements.
With Nutanix world leading support and direct integration into SAP, customers can have confidence in deploying SAP solutions on top of Nutanix infrastructure. There are a lot more exciting developments on our roadmap that will be announced in the future. If you have any projects that require SAP and you need a highly available, scalable, predictable, and consistent platform, you should talk to Nutanix.
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