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April 30, 2015

Suse simplifies Linux migration to take advantage of SAP database

Simpler Choice programme will provide offers and discounts.

By CBR Staff Writer

Open-source software company Suse has started support for "Simpler Choice" database programme from SAP, which will provide enterprises with simple tools and discounts to simplify adoption of SAP in-memory data management solutions.

As part of the Simpler Choice programme users will get assessments, simplified database licensing, trial offers, investment protection, services and maintenance waivers that will simplify the adoption of SAP in-memory data management solutions.

The memory data management solutions include SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP solutions for enterprise information management, SAP HANA platform, and SAP IQ software.

Suse is also adding try-and-buy solutions, services, support to provide easy transition to Linux.

SAP Simpler Choice programme participants will get free trials and discounts on Suse Manager, which is designed to provide lifecycle management of Linux servers, and Suse Enterprise Storage, which is a software-based storage solution which facilitates enterprises to build cost-efficient and highly scalable storage.

The programme will also include discount on Suse OpenStack Cloud, Suse consulting, training and premium support.

Suse SAP Partnership global alliance director Dirk Oppenkowski said: "There are tens of thousands of enterprises using legacy database technology to support their SAP infrastructure who are looking to modernise so they can take advantage of the benefits provided by in-memory database innovations like SAP HANA.

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"Many enterprises have already realized substantial cost savings and performance improvements from migrating to Suse Linux Enterprise.

"Suse is committed to helping customers in the Simpler Choice program make these migrations as efficient and cost effective as possible."

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