Improve availability, security, and reliability
Downtime — even for patching system vulnerabilities or deploying regular upgrades — is unacceptable for critical business applications. Red Hat and IBM help you improve reliability, availability, and security for your SAP environment. IBM Power offers the highest reliability rating among major mainstream server products.4 Red Hat also provides a set of recommendations that allows customers to run their SAP workloads in an environment with greater security controls while maintaining very granular control of the processes that keep performance levels at an optimal level. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides in-place upgrade capabilities and live patching for important and critical Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), allowing most stability and security issues in the Linux kernel to be fixed while the system is still running. This eliminates the need to reboot servers, increasing availability and business continuity. Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions also includes the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-On and specifically built and SAP-certified Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability solutions for SAP, helping to further enhance the reliability of SAP applications.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions also includes Red Hat Smart Management and Red Hat Insights to help you more easily keep your environment up-to-date and in compliance with security and regulatory policies. Red Hat Insights provides predictive operating system analytics for rapid identification and remediation of threats to availability, security, stability, and performance. SAP-specific rules help you optimize your operating environment to support business transactions and big data initiatives. Red Hat Smart Management helps you more effectively manage and update large Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments.
Furthermore, Red Hat and IBM simplify workload migration to new hardware architectures. Built-in resilience and application binary interface (ABI) compatibility allows existing SAP workloads running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and older IBM Power servers to run without change on newer IBM Power10-based servers. You can seamlessly migrate workloads to Power10-based servers using the live partition mobility capabilities in IBM PowerVM. Processor state, memory, attached virtual devices, and connected users are transferred to the new systems without service disruption.