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Totton....VP and GM of Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat

Red Hat extends Enterprise Linux to open hybrid cloud

DUBAI, December 19, 2014

Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, has launched its Enterprise Linux for the SAP Hana platform for customers to deploy across the open hybrid cloud, including via public cloud providers certified by Red Hat.

The additions of new cloud provider partners through the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider programme, as well as new SAP-certified hardware available from provider Hitachi Data Systems, provides customers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Hana with 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, said a statement.

The platform, which was announced in June as the foundation of an enhanced collaboration between Red Hat and SAP, offers an open, scalable, integrated and highly available platform featuring the industry-leading reliability, quality and stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Hana will help organisations make smarter, faster decisions; accelerate business processes; and enable consistency of operations across the business through standardisation on the Red Hat platform, which powers mission-critical systems in more than 90 per cent of the global Fortune 500.

Its customers will now be able to harness the power of the public cloud through Red Hat certified cloud partners, including Virtustream and Secure-24.

Enterprises will be able to leverage the stability, security and reliability of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform upon which to run their public cloud-based big data workloads.

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.

New Hardware Configurations

Building on the solution’s launch momentum, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has now joined a growing list of industry giants offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Hana on SAP-certified hardware appliances.  

Hitachi Data Systems offers customers enterprise-class resiliency and scalability through Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for the SAP Hana platform, delivering flexibility and investment protection with compute and storage that scales along with customer needs.

Hitachi Data Systems supports customers’ mission-critical applications with one platform that enables future data growth, minimises risk, and achieves a return on investment quickly.

Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat, said: “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.  

“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 standardised on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.”

Greg McStravick, general manager and global head, Database and Technology, SAP, said: “SAP Hana enables enterprises to focus on innovation while providing IT simplicity and customer choice. With the expanded support from new hardware providers and cloud partners for Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Hana, customers have even greater choice upon which to deploy their SAP solutions – whether on premises or in cloud environments, including public, private or hybrid services.”

Jim Beckman, vice president, global alliances, Hitachi Data Systems, said: “The powerful combination of the robust Hitachi Unified Compute Platform with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Hana addresses enterprise requirements and delivers desired business outcomes for even the most demanding, mission-critical data management use cases. It provides the predictable results; enterprise-class scalability; persistent, high-performance data storage; and high availability that partners and customers have come to expect.” - TradeArabia News Service




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