What is our solution?It’s running SAP Business Suite and SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) with HP mission-critical Converged Infrastructure, featuring HP-UX 11i v3 operating system, HP Serviceguard high availability software, and HP Integrity Servers with Intel Itanium processors.Because ensuring anytime, anywhere access to these applications and their data requires a fast and reliable database platform that can work in the data center or the cloud. SAP Business Suite – Integrated enterprise applications delivered with SAP Business Suite software enable enterprises to execute and optimize business and IT strategies, and perform essential, industry-specific, and business-support processes with modular solutions that are designed to work with other SAP and non-SAP software. Modules supported by this solution include ERP 6.05, CRM 7.01, SRM 7.01, SCM 7.01, and PLM.SAP Sybase Adaptive Server® Enterprise (ASE) – Sybase’s flagship enterprise relational database management system for mission-critical, data intensive environments renowned for its rock-solid reliability, superior performance, and low TCO. Not to mention being fully certified for SAP business suite and the new, preferred database system for your Business Suite applications.HP-UX 11i v3 with HP Serviceguard Solutions – HP-UX is #1 UNIX for availability according to Gabriel consulting, and our customers will know why. HP delivers high availability and disaster recovery for the mission-critical converged infrastructure with HP Serviceguard Solutions, a suite of complementary software solutions available for HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i. All components of the suite are designed to work together to meet the variable needs of your business. HP Serviceguard Solutions protect your business with uncompromising resiliency – with innovative extensions designed exclusively for SAP and Sybase ASE — mitigating and managing risks and increasing the availability of IT to drive business results. Mission-critical HP Integrity Servers – mission-critical converged infrastructure today— and a flexible foundation for the IT environment of tomorrow; running scalable, robust HP-UX and HP Serviceguard on Integrity provides industry-leading high availability, and featuring the highly resilient Intel Itanium processors.And don’t forget HP services for SAP:HP Mission Critical Services for SAP proactively address performance and availability issues. You benefit from a single point of accountability for all support requirements and unique HP reactive support processes integrated with SAP Support. HP provides 3 levels of mission-critical support and integration to ensure your entire infrastructure is available to meet SLA requirements.HP Technology Services –a comprehensive, industry leading portfolio of support and consulting services solutions with thousands of trained professionals supporting your SAP landscapeSAP Certified Database Migration and Implementation Services – proven expertise to help with your SAP data migration projects HP Enterprise Services –end-to-end IT services in applications, business process, and infrastructure technology outsourcing for increased productivity, innovation, and securityThis holistic solution will serve your mission-critical SAP requirements for the next decade. And for the specific advantages this combination of technology offers, let’s position our solution value proposition.
Fastest Growing Product in the MarketAt Cisco, we didn’t create just another server, we designed an evolutionary system that integrates networking and management and isflexible and scalable enough to handle any workload.We aimed to create the ideal, programmable platform for virtualized and cloud environments, and to help solve many of the very real challenges customers face. People said we wouldn’t succeed—we did.Today, Cisco UCS is the fastest growing product on the market. In just a short time, there are more than 23,000 unique Cisco UCS customers. Today, Cisco has the #2 worldwide market share in x86 blade servers. More than 44 ISVs write to the Cisco UCS API, and this number continues to grow. Tens of thousands of applications are supported on the system, so you can have confidence that the applications you depend on can be supported.Cisco UCS was designed with system and business performance in mind. As of September 2013, Cisco UCS has achieved 79 world records on performance benchmarks. The system has also received numerous industry awards and certifications.It’s also readily available, with more than 3,400 channel partners providing businesses with easy access to the technology.Let’s turn to how this innovative system can help your business succeed.
The Cisco Unified Computing System, or Cisco UCS, is the first truly unified data center platform that combines industry-standard, intelligent Intel Xeon processor-based servers with unified management, networking and storage access into The system is a smart infrastructure that is automatically configured through integrated, model-based management to simplify and speed deployment of enterprise-class applications and services running in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments. Cisco servers, combined with a simplified, unified architecture, drive better IT productivity and superior price/performance for lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Only Cisco servers integrate with Cisco UCS, and only Cisco integrates rack and blade servers into a single unified system.Building on Cisco’s strength in enterprise networking, Cisco Unified Computing System is integrated with a standards-based, high-bandwidth, low-latency, virtualization-aware unified fabric. The system is wired once to support the desired bandwidth and carries all Internet protocol, storage, inter-process communication, and virtual machine traffic with security isolation, visibility, and control equivalent to physical networks. The system’s 10GB Ethernet network meets the bandwidth demands of today’s multi-core processors, eliminates costly redundancy, and increases workload agility, reliability, and performance.Cisco UCS helps organizations go beyond efficiency: it helps them become more effective through technologies that breed simplicity rather than complexity. The result is flexible, agile, high-performance, self-integrating information technology that reduces staff costs, increases uptime through automation, with faster return on investment.
Cisco UCS Powers SAP HANACisco UCS powers SAP HANA, delivering a broad range of advantages to your business.Reduces cost while increasing manageability. The unified infrastructure inherent in the solution dramatically reduces the number of physical components required. The solution effectively uses limited space, power, and cooling by deploying less infrastructure to perform the same, or even more, work. For example, the unified fabric built into Cisco UCS results in fewer network interface cards (NICs), host bus adapters (HBAs), cables, and upstream switch ports and eliminates the need for parallel Fibre Channel or management networks.Scales out effectively. With Cisco UCS, you can easily add more compute and storage building blocks as demand rises. Your IT department can start with the compute and storage infrastructure needed today, and to scale easily by adding more compute and storage blocks as demand rises. Because the Cisco UCS compute and EMC [NetApp] storage building blocks integrate into the unified system, they do not require additional supporting infrastructure or expert knowledge. The system simply, quickly, and cost effectively presents more compute power and storage capacity to SAP HANA applications.Accelerates time to results. When your company needs to make important business decisions, the performance of analytic and business intelligence systems is critical. SAP HANA innovation, combined with the balanced resources of Cisco UCS, delivers rapid analysis and reporting at less cost. Your IT department can use more servers and distribute data loading and analysis tasks to take advantage of massively parallel processing. The balanced resources of Cisco UCS—processing power, I/O bandwidth, and memory capacity—help ensure your IT department gets more performance from your SAP HANA implementation.Offers visibility. End-to-end management provides visibility and enables the monitoring and automated remediation of physical servers, storage, and network.
Journey with lots of twists and turns…but ultimately will converge on standard building blocks which cover the full landscapeStandards with common architectural approach across deployment options will win out
Cisco and EMC: Providing Disaster Tolerance AdvantagesBecause the solution uses stateless blade servers, a failed blade server can bereplaced in minutes. The operating system, profiles, and data reside in storage and are managed by Cisco UCS Manager.In fact, all components in the solution—blade servers, storage systems, and networking components—are highly available, and in many cases, redundant.The Cisco UCS unified fabric interconnect can allocate any switch port to any job at any time. This allows failing storage ports to be repaired in minutes.Cisco UCS Manager provides real-time monitoring.The storage systems offer exceptional high availability features.EMC VNX Series Storage: High Availability and Redundancy FeaturesThe storage systems use a mirrored write cache for improved data availability.Battery backup allows for an orderly shutdown. Caches are flushed to vault disks to help protect data in the event of a power failure.The storage systems support RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 3, 5, and 6. Different areas of the array can uses different RAID levels.The storage system has redundant data paths, power supplies, drive connections, and storage processors, and supports hot sparing. All of these components can be replaced without disruption.Continuous system monitoring, call-home notification, and advanced remote diagnostics help administrators identify, find, and fix potential issues faster.
Cisco and EMC: A Building-BlockApproach to ScalabilityCisco and EMC use a building-block approach that makes it easy to scale SAP HANA deployments.With Cisco UCS, you can:Easily deploy and provision servers for greater compute capacityScale to 48 nodes and 192 TB of data (with 8-to-1 compression)Add plug-and-play EMC VNX storage building blocks, scaling capacity as your data sets growSimplify switching and networking layers, which means fewer networking components and less cablingStreamline management with Cisco UCS Manager, for end-to-end management, rapid provisioning of resources and applications, and improved insight into infrastructure operationNote for PresenterSolution details can be found in:http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns517/ns224/ns944/sap_hana_scale_outemcsolution.pdfhttp://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/UCS_CVDs/ds__C78-713329_v4.pdf
Regular Operation with Cisco UCSThis slide depicts the layout of solution components during normal operation.The production environment is on the left, with its components highlighted in blue. Data is replicated to EMC VNX storage on the right, in a second system, with its components highlighted in green.The remainder of the second system is used for non-production activities, such as QA and development. (These are highlighted in purple.)Let’s take a look at how the system responds to a failure condition or other disruptive event.
Appliance Model - Certified Appliances (Today)Fast delivery model with solution support Standardized & Optimized for SAP HANAVendor takes responsibilityTailored Data Center Integration (TDI) Model Shared StorageGeneral Availability announced at Amsterdam TechEdWill sell appliances w/o the storage Shared NetworkingAnnounced as a pilot today at SAP TechEd for 12/13SAP Approval and Max Attention contracts required Customer takes responsibility
Multiple potential use cases:1) Utilize customer’s existing datacenter storage area network (SAN) Example: Use existing SAN (EMC or NetApp) with the storage vendor providing support (e.g NetApp for OnTap)2) Support for multiple SAP HANA production systems within one UCSExample: Two PRD HANA instances running on the same UCS configurationExample: Run the SAP Application Server together with SAP HANA on the same UCS configuration3) Utilize customer’s existing datacenter 10GB Ethernet networking Example: Network provider will provide support (e.g. Cisco if on our switches)4) Run SAP HANA together with other applications on shared infrastructure
The Cisco Services Approach Accelerates Your InitiativeCisco takes a holistic approach that brings together people, processes and technology. We provide the needed skill sets, which might include enterprise and solution architects, certified virtualization experts, and project managers. Our experts work collaboratively with you to provide consulting services that span your technical and business needs.Cisco helps you create a phased virtualization roadmap and lay the foundation for security to manage the policy changes and compliance issues across the server, storage,network, desktop, and application components while meeting your business and financial requirements.
Cisco RMS for SAP HANA ApplianceCisco provides unparalleled solution-level support to help you focus on running your business, rather than focusing on infrastructure issues. It provides a single point of contact to initiate and manage support. You get priority access to Cisco solution experts qualified to troubleshoot and drive resolution of all field issues, including the third-party products in the SAP HANA solution. Cisco coordinates issue resolution between Cisco and solution technology partner support teams.Highlights:Enhanced service level above Cisco Solution Support Services24x7x365 monitoring and management by Cisco RMS Data Center Operations Center for improved SAP application performance and availability and minimized incident resolution time to repairSingle point of contact and operations escalation for Cisco, SAP, and partner technologiesDelivered through an out-tasking approach, allowing you to maintain your architectural and engineering strategy and direction
Try Before You BuyWith Cisco Capital financing, you can acquire the Cisco Starter Solution for SAP HANA with EMC Storage today and pay for it after it is up and running. You do not have to make large up-front cash investments. Without payments or interest for the first three months, you can support your business needs on your own terms and time frames.
Cisco and EMC: Delivering Business AdvantageAgilityThe solution automates configuration, enabling your IT staff to deploy infrastructure quickly and replicate configurations easily and accurately.A building-block approach lets your IT department start with the computing and storage infrastructure you need today and scale easily. Delivering fast response when using big data sets requires large memory capacity. Cisco UCS delivers more than enough memory capacity to support SAP HANA performance. As SAP HANA instances grow to use more memory, Cisco UCS servers will support increased demand.PerformanceYour IT department can use more servers and distribute data-loading and analysis tasks to take advantage of massively parallel processing. With balanced resources and enhanced throughput, your IT department can get better performance from your SAP HANA implementations—and your users can make better decisions.Operational EfficiencySupport for clustered configurations enables your IT staff to deliver constant access to business-critical information.Disaster tolerance capabilities ensure replacement systems are up and running quickly so that your business can continue to run.Even though SAP HANA is already very popular, it continues to advance. The solution provides a robust architectural foundation for upcoming SAP HANA features. For example, Cisco UCS already provides robust virtualization capabilities and more memory capacity and I/O bandwidth than SAP HANA uses today, so that you can be prepared for lies ahead.
23,000+ Unique Cisco UCS Customers
#2 WW market share in x86 blades
44 ISVs writing to Cisco UCS API (and growing)
3,400+ Cisco UCS channel partners
80+ World-records on benchmarks (to date)
Tens of thousands of supported applications
Numerous industry awards and certifications