Since its release, SAP HANA has proven to be a valuable business intelligence (BI) tool, helping companies glean useful business information from their growing amounts of data. Working with early customers on SAP HANA engagements, pioneering SAP partner Fujitsu continued to enhance the SAP HANA infrastructure and service offering based on the experience of numerous successful projects. In doing so, we came across a key, surprising fact.
No matter how thorough the preparation, how careful the implementation, or how beneficial the results, Fujitsu noticed in many projects that SAP HANA was not integrated into the overall data center processes and management tools. In fact, SAP HANA often resided independently in data centers.
Create the Link to Data Center Processes
This observation triggered Fujitsu’s SAP experts to think about how to smartly integrate SAP HANA into one central SAP infrastructure management tool. We found the answer in our FlexFrame for SAP solution, which resulted from a mutual development project with NetApp and SAP. FlexFrame has been proven to run SAP applications easier, faster, better, and at lower costs.
Leveraging our partnership with NetApp, Fujitsu took it a step further and developed FlexFrame Orchestrator. This solution builds on years of experience and supports consistent, uniform management of all SAP software landscapes, including SAP HANA. FlexFrame Orchestrator creates a link between SAP applications and SAP HANA on the infrastructure level, thus integrating SAP HANA into the overall data center landscape and processes.
FlexFrame Orchestrator can be delivered as a pre-installed and pre-tested solution along with FlexFrame software, Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers and network infrastructure, and NetApp FAS storage systems. It is optionally available as a software appliance, prepared to run with certified third-party data center technology. In addition, the solution can be used for every kind of provisioning model, regardless of whether applications are run in the customer’s own data center, delivered as a managed service or hosted service from an external provider, or deployed from the cloud. With FlexFrame Orchestrator, SAP HANA customers can benefit from capabilities such as:
Automated resources and services management
Provisioning of applications and services quickly
Fast response to new business requirements
Integrated, automated high availability
Disaster resilience without special cluster technology
50% or more TCO reduction
Fujitsu’s FlexFrame Orchestrator enables SAP customers and service providers to build and operate real-time data centers for modern, efficient provisioning of SAP applications and SAP HANA, strengthening their BI capabilities. It optimizes operational efforts and allows companies to quickly adapt to changing business needs. To learn more, visit www.fujitsu.com/fts/flexframe.