SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP® applications can allow your organization to run all SAP applications on the latest version of the computing platform. With SAP, you can consolidate your SAP applications onto a single, SAP-certified and validated Linux* platform, optimized for physical and virtual mission-critical SAP software solutions, including appliances. As a result, your organization can benefit from faster installation, improved performance, lower total cost of ownership and additional enterprise support services for SAP applications and SUSE Linux Enterprise. New optimizations can offer a simpler and lower-cost way to run SAP applications on Linux, with automated installation capabilities and full support for SAP's in-memory solutions.

SAP selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for use with SAP In-Memory Appliance (SAP HANA). SAP HANA is designed to help customers quickly analyze large volumes of transactional data from virtually any data source in real time, solving critical business operations and reporting needs to stay competitive.

Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications offers an integrated and automated installation workflow for the complete software solution stack, support for large in-memory databases, a dedicated SAP update channel and integrated high availability and extended service pack overlap support.

Additional features include:

  • Faster installation to help accelerate time to results, with the ability to install and deploy both application and operating system within hours. Also included is an installation framework that can enable an integrated, unattended and automated installation process with interfaces which allow integration of third-party components.
  • Built-in business continuity designed to help protect critical business operations. With the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension and robust high-availability clustering capabilities, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications is able to help maintain business continuity, protect data integrity and reduce unplanned downtime for mission-critical Linux workloads.
  • Maximized support to help lower cost of operations and ongoing maintenance, with the 18-month window to upgrade, versus the standard six month window, offered by the Extended Service Pack Overlap Support options. The solution also includes a flexible interface that can allow enablement of SAP components.

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