Migrating SAP solutions fromUNIX to SUSE Linux EnterpriseWhen its Business Critical, make the smart choicewww.suse.com/smartJoanne HarrisMarketing Directorjharris@suse.com
2SAP installations on Linux steadilyincreasing each year (SCN)• Most SAP UNIX migration goes to Linux• Most SAP solutions on Linux are on SUSESource: The Trend from UNIX to Linux in SAP Data-Centers, RealTech Consulting, Oct 2012
3Cost Reduction Demand for PerformanceIT Budget SqueezeIncreasing project costsSupport, maintenance costsNew projectsUser growthRegulatory requirementsBusiness Challenges Platform StrategyServer utilizationSpace / ConsolidationPower & CoolingHW, OS, SW refreshStandards based architectureBroadest solution portfolioNew platform for innovationWhy are customers moving away from RISC?
4Triggers for a SAP migration• Lower TCO / Budget Constraints– License and Maintenance– Administrative Efficiency– HW Standardization / Alignment Initiative• Hardware / Technology Refresh• New SAP workloads (i.e. HANA)• SAP Upgrades• Supportability issues with the Legacy UNIX/DB combination• Virtualization of SAP landscapes• Cloud Integration/Migration
5UNIX to SUSE Linux EnterpriseTypical benefits can include:80% TCO Savings99.999% Availability60% Performance ImprovementOpportunity to realign funds to create Competitive Advantage
6SAP Migration ExampleSource: The Trend from UNIX to Linux in SAP Data-Centers,RealTech Consulting, Oct 2012
8When it’s business critical,make the smart move…The leading platform for SAP solutions on LinuxThe recommended and supported OS of choice for SAP HANASUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications is the onlyEnterprise Linux optimized for all SAP solutionsThe Linux and UNIX development platform forSAP solutionsFirst Linux distributor to certify HA extension for integration withSAP NetWeaver#1#1#1#1#1
9SAP and SUSE13+ years of technology and engineering collaboration• Front runner technologies‒ 1stAmazon EC2 OS for SAP‒ 1stvalidated open source HA‒ 1stvalidated virtualization• Strategic OS for:‒ SAP HANA‒ SAP BWA‒ SAP Business ByDesign• Integrated Enterprise Support
10SUSE Linux Enterprise ServerThe leading Platform for SAP Solutions on Linux
11SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAPThe only operating system optimized for SAP Applications• Built in HA components to enableyou to protect Mission CriticalApplications• Extended Update Cycle (18 months)to fit your needs• Enables High Performance of LargeWorkloads• Integrated Priority Support from bothSUSE and SAP• Enables Fast and Easy Deploymentwith Installation Wizard
12High Availabilitywith SUSE® Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension• Service availability 24X7• Shared and Scaled data-access• Virtualization Agnostic• Disaster tolerance• Scale network service• User friendly tools• Free Resource Agents24/7AVAILABILITYGoal: 100% UPTIME!
13Simple Stack Enqueue ReplicationDRBD Data Sync HA in Virtual EnvironmentsHigh Availability Solutions for SAPValidated best practices with partners at SAP Linux LabThe First Linux distributor to certify HA extension for integration with SAP NetWeaver
15SAP HANA: In-Memory ApplianceSUSE Linux Enterprise is the recommended and supportedOperating System of choice for SAP HANASUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 pre-loaded by all SAP HANA hardware vendorsMajor SAP customers that have deployedSAP HANA, a real-time platform foranalytics and applicationsMore on why SAP selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for use with SAP HANA
18Software Deployment Simplifiedwith SUSE Studio• Standardized softwaredelivery• Cloud-ready images inminutes• Virtual applications at apush of a button• Reduced developmentcosts• Accelerated time-to-market
SAP Solution Migration toSUSE Linux Success(see also Success Stories on SUSE.com)
20CIR Food• Massive increase in datavolumes driven bybusiness expansion overthe years• Existing UNIX basedsystem struggled toperform analysis• Processes were slow andgenerated inaccuratereportsCIR Food is a leading Italian food catering group which provides services toover 1,000 small, medium and large companies across all industries in thepublic and private sectors.70% Savings frommigrating to SUSE LinuxCIR Foods can nowgenerate reports inseconds, not 20 minutesEnabled new analysis thatenables them to proactivelyadjust resources andoperationsSavings were reinvestedinto purchasing SAP HANAMoved SAP solution fromUNIX to SUSE LinuxEnterprise Server for SAPSUSE Linux EnterpriseServer for SAP Applicationsallows CIR Food toleverage SAPBusinessObjects PredictiveAnalysis and performanalysis in two main areas:business forecasting andbudget planningWatch VideoWatch VideoRead Full Case Study
21Geberit• To standardize its IT serverlandscape to reduce the costand complexity of IToperations• To increase the flexibility ofits SAP ERP solution bymigrating from Intel Itanium-based servers to bladeservers based on Intel Xeonprocessors• To ensure High AvailabilityGeberit, Switzerland, is a leading manufacturer of sanitary products with 16 productionfacilities in Europe, China and the USA, and sells its products in 41 countries worldwidesales of CHF 2.1 billion in 2011. Geberit relies on SAP applications for many of itsbusiness processes, including sales, materials management, and invoicing.HP-UX Migration toSUSE Linux EnterpriseServer for SAPApplicationsVirtualized serversrunning on VMwareIntel Xeon processorsMigration completed inless than 12 monthsHardware and softwarelicensing cost reductionaround 50%SAP ERP Performanceimprovements of 22%Read Full Case StudyRead Full Case Study
22Burton Snowboards• HP-UX platform for SAPrequired- expensive hardware- time-consumingadministration- frequent downtimes• SAP and Oracle upgradeprompted platform evaluation• UNIX replacement was costprohibitiveAs a dynamic global enterprise, Burton operates 24/7 and requires the flexibilityto react quickly to changes in the marketplace. The IT department, in particular,needs to provide consistent uptime and to be able to adapt to changingbusiness needs.SAP BI, CRM, ERP, PortalSUSE Linux EnterpriseServerDell INTEL serversSUSE Linux build-inautomation tools80% less server-relatedcosts99.999% uptimeReduced power consumptionby 30%Reduced administrative timeand costs by 40%Read Full Case Study
When it’s Business CriticalMake the smart choicewww.suse.com/smart
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