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The Cisco UCS Platform for SAP Landscapes, Virtual or Not (insiderPROFILES Vol. 3, Iss. 3)


July 1, 2012

by insiderPROFILES - 2012 (Volume 3), July (Issue 3)


The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) server platform provides a unique Intel Xeon processor-based industry-standard infrastructure for business-critical applications and is ideal for cloud and in-memory computing technologies. The platform offers stateless computing capabilities with dynamic server provisioning, unified fabric, and comprehensive management across both physical and virtual environments for reduced total cost of ownership.

Cisco and SAP are uniquely positioned as global leaders in technology, providing innovations for many shared customers. Together, Cisco and SAP provide differentiated, scalable, and secure end-to-end solutions, and at the same time reducing deployment risks and complexity. When the Cisco UCS platform was introduced in 2009 as a new model in data center efficiency and agility, it was designed with the performance and reliability needed to power memory-intensive, mission-critical applications and virtualized workloads.

For example, SAP’s in-memory computing technology, SAP HANA, provides SAP customers the speed to power analytics at exceptional performance levels.

Customers get information immediately, without the delay of typical enterprise data warehouses, by building on the benefits of the Cisco UCS platform, which provides an agile, scalable, highly available, and cost-effective industry-standard infrastructure platform.

For the systems that are part of the architecture that supports the SAP installation, the Cisco UCS platform offers hardware-state abstraction that transparently integrates server, storage, and networking resources used for any application, virtualized or not, thus eliminating the waste that can be caused by dedicating pools of resources to a specific purpose.

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