SAP, VMware update HANA for vSphere partnership

SAP and VMware are hoping to encourage more businesses to virtualize their database platforms.


SAP and VMware have teamed up once again to accelerate the dream of the software-defined datacenter.

The technology aspect is to bring the latest version of SAP's flagship in-memory database HANA to the cornerstone of VMware's vCloud suite, vSphere.

The overarching idea is to encourage businesses to virtualize their database platforms with the goal of boosting operational performance by streamlining datacenter operations.

Also designed to speed up provisioning for new SAP HANA instances, the integrated offerings support up to one terabyte and 32 physical cores (64 virtual cores) per VMware vSphere instance.

The latest release stems from an agreement over mutually-beneficial development activities dating back to 2011. Customers cited that stand to benefit from the fruits of this partnership include Capgemini, Daimler, and VMware's parent company, EMC.

SAP HANA on vSphere has been released to customers on certified SAP HANA appliances or on SAP HANA-tailored datacenter hardware.

SAP HANA platform on VMware vSphere 5.5 for production use is now available.