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A blueprint for SAP deployment from HPE and Red Hat

Many companies have moved workloads to the public cloud to capitalize on the following advantages:

  • A transition from capital to operating expenses
  • Enhanced deployment automation
  • Simplified life-cycle management
  • Scalability

However, this move can also lead to conflicts around key factors such as client-defined security, data sovereignty, and network latency. Companies are therefore seeking to combine the perceived benefits of public cloud with the architectural control and data governance inherent in on-premise approaches. HPE offers a pay-as-you-go consumption model via HPE GreenLake, complementing this approach with advanced automation features, simplified life-cycle management, and scalability. Of the 437,000 customers using SAP®, 1 many want to deploy SAP HANA® and SAP S/4HANA in an environment that delivers a public cloud-like experience with the key capabilities of on-premise solutions.

This paper reviews a joint HPE and Red Hat solution that unites management technologies from HPE with automation and management from Red Hat and HPE Synergy Composable Infrastructure (an ideal platform for powering the SAP application tier as well as equipping service providers), combining the experience of public cloud with the advantages of on-premise deployment. By embedding SAP deployment expertise within the solution (via Ansible® Playbooks for SAP HANA deployment), businesses can minimize errors and speed deployments.