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December 15, 2014

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA extended to public cloud

Customers now have a choice of deployment options for dig data apps.

By Ellie Burns

Red Hat has announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the SAP HANA platform can now be deployed across the open hybrid cloud.

Customers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA now have an extensive choice of deployment options for big data applications, from new hardware configurations to the ability to leverage public, private and hybrid cloud services.

These newly-available public cloud choices deliver on-demand analytical processing power while helping to reduce the overall cost of extreme data workloads, all backed by the support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

"By extending Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to the public cloud, we are providing a stable, secure and reliable platform for deployments of SAP HANA across the breadth of the open hybrid cloud, commented Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat.

"These cloud-based offerings, combined with additional certified providers and configurations of hardware for SAP HANA as well as the scale-up and scale-out certifications of our launch partners, deliver a set of solutions to help meet the growing enterprise demand for big data applications, all standardized on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform."

Kevin Reid, CEO & CTO at Virtustream added, "Our customer base is heavily invested in SAP solutions, and we are pleased to now be able to offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to our customers as a safe and secure platform for big data deployments."

"This will allow our customers to standardize their implementations of SAP solutions on a single operating system, extending additional choice to enterprises seeking to leverage public cloud computing resources to run their big data workloads in one of the most effective manners possible."

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