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Strategic alliance: Red Hat and SAP

Extend SAP across your enterprise

Since joining forces more than 15 years ago, Red Hat and SAP have continued to champion innovation in the enterprise datacenter. Our vision reflects Red Hat’s position as the market-leading provider of open source platforms, and SAP’s global strength in business software.

Red Hat and SAP

Speed and flexibility across every environment

IT trends like cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and big data mean big changes—more deployment options, greater demand for analysis, and systems that are physical, virtual, or elastic. Today’s market demands speed and flexibility across every environment, and this requires interoperable and integrated infrastructure, applications, and resources.

We offer much more than the operating system: Our solutions, services, and partners create an ecosystem that extends throughout the enterprise and supports development of all types of application, datacenter, and business initiatives.

Learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA.

Now with Red Hat, IBM X86 next generation systems, and SAP technologies, IT departments can lay the foundation for an agile and competitive environment that spans not just across the traditional confines of the datacenter but across the entire business.

Alex Yost, vice president, Strategy and Alliances x86, IBM

What we're doing together

An efficient, interoperable, and consistent infrastructure best supports your SAP deployment.

Red Hat’s open source operating system, virtualization, and Java middleware platforms give companies a solid platform to run SAP infrastructure and develop strategic business applications. Whether your systems are bare metal, virtualized, or in the cloud—or a combination of all 3—a common foundation lets you work across them with ease.

Lower TCO

Free up resources to pursue innovation.

Simplified IT landscape

Eliminate labor-intensive systems and processes, and help teams focus on new initiatives.

Real-time performance

Gain essential business insights in an instant.

2015 Summit video

SAP is committed to open source

SAP’s experience with open source initiatives means they understand how to best attain the benefits of open source, including rapid innovation, interoperability, standards, and choice.

See how SAP’s commitment to open source is paying off (SiliconANGLE)

Hardware certification

SAP HANA Hardware Directory

The SAP HANA Hardware Directory lists appliance and hardware storage solutions that have been certified by SAP to work with SAP HANA and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The directory also contains a list of entry-level systems that support SAP HANA but are not yet certified.

Verify your hardware

CITO Research report

Why you should put Red Hat technologies under your SAP systems

SAP and Red Hat are technology partners that work together to achieve integration and ensure compatibility between their products. As a result, IT organizations rely on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to run SAP systems, just as they would their other enterprise systems.

This CITO Research report was sponsored by Red Hat.
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Related resources


Technology brief: Connecting Red Hat JBoss Middleware to the SAP landscape
Learn how open source operating system, virtualization, and Java-based middleware platforms give companies a solid foundation for building strategic business applications.
Brochure: Red Hat SAP Technical Account Management



Driving growth and efficiency with deep insights into operational data
Nearly half of oil and gas companies are using SAP* to get a clear view of their business data. Running SAP HANA on Red Hat Enterprise Linux infrastructure can help you improve the performance of core business applications, continue making process improvements, and identify new opportunities.

* Source: http://go.sap.com/solution/industry/oil-gas.html

Case studies

Bayer Business Services Migrates Mission-Critical SAP Landscape from AIX to Red Hat
Bayer Business Services, the Bayer Group’s global competence center for IT and business services, was looking for a way to reduce costs while maintaining the quality of its mission-critical SAP infrastructure.
FI-TS Provides SAP in the Cloud Securely Thanks to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and the Cisco UCS platform allows FI-TS to provide financial service providers with an SAP environment in the cloud that helps them significantly retduce their operating costs.
Munich Airport Improves Performance and Reduces Cost with Red Hat Solutions
Performance deficits and the high costs associated with purchasing and maintaining servers were the catalysts for Munich Airport’s transition from UNIX to Linux® systems.
Produban Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Produban needed a platform that could be scaled horizontally, and running Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® on an x86 architecture would achieve that goal. Produban also added Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to their technological standards.
ING-DiBa Future-proofs, Migrates from Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
ING-DiBa needed to significantly cut overall costs and administrative effort without sacrificing quality or performance and achieve a higher level of deployment and operation automation in order to lower server deployment time to fewer than three days.

Our partners come in all shapes and sizes—but they’re all making huge impacts in the technology industry.

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