Leverage Your Current IT Infrastructure in SAP HANA Deployments: A Q&A on SAP Tailored Datacenter Integration Options

September 22, 2015

There is more than one way to deploy SAP HANA.  As an alternative to implementing a fully pre-configured SAP HANA appliance, SAP also supports a Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) model to run SAP HANA with your current hardware and infrastructure components. What are your options, and how – and why – would you leverage your current IT systems with SAP HANA?

António Freitas, Sean Gilmour, and Allan Stone of EMC recently participated in a live Q&A event to demystify the TDI deployment model, based on EMC’s own SAP HANA deployment experiences. As a follow-up to EMC's September 17 webinar “Make SAP HANA Mainstream in Your Data Center in a TDA Model,” panelists took questions on implementation and operational best practices, virtualization options, and the business case for TDI, such as: 

  • Does SAP support the TDI model for SAP HANA production systems?
  • How are HANA appliance disk configurations different from HANA TDI configurations?
  • Can I combine TDI with virtual HANA? Can I combine HANA system replication with storage replication?
  • How many HANA nodes are supported by each storage platform?
  • If I use an all-flash-array, will HANA go faster?
  • Can I share my storage array between HANA and other workloads?

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