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HP unveils ConvergedSystem for rapid SAP HANA deployment

19 Mar 2014
HP ConvergedSystem enclosure

HP has launched purpose-built and configured systems designed to operate SAP's HANA in-memory data management platform, aimed at making it quicker and easier for customers to get a deployment up and running.

Due to ship before the end of April, the HP ConvergedSystem portfolio for SAP HANA comprises the ConvergedSystem 500 hardware itself, plus HP ServiceGuard for SAP HANA, which offers automatic failover capability to protect against unplanned downtime.

HP also said that the portfolio will be extended later this year with the availability of the Project Kraken technology, developed in partnership with SAP, which will enable applications to access up to 12TB of data in a single memory pool.

Frances Guida, HP's manager for ConvergedSystem, told V3 customers are looking to technologies such as in-memory computing to turn large amounts of data into real-time business insights.

"Customers are getting frustrated that they have to spend so much time, energy and money on selecting tools and figuring out how to put them together. In a nutshell, they are spending too much time being a technology integrator and not enough being a business innovator," she said.

The ConvergedSystem 500 joins the rest of HP's ConvergedSystem line-up, launched last year, which includes systems optimised for specific applications such as hosted desktops or server virtualisation.

Like those, it is delivered as an enclosure combining servers, storage and networking, in this case comprising HP's latest ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers and 3Par storage, which can be delivered and up and running within 15 days of ordering, according to Guida.

A minimum configuration requires 256GB of memory and at least two physical processors, according to HP, but can scale up to 2TB within a single server, or eventually all the way up to 16TB by clustering nodes together.

"Customers looking at HANA very often start with analytics, they move to a larger data-warehousing project, and then look to expand to running their business applications. As these needs expand we have an architecture that goes all the way up to that 12TB in-memory database, which can scale up to 16TB for analytics," Guida explained.

Meanwhile, HP ServiceGuard is claimed as the only automatic failover solution for SAP HANA, according to the firm. It calls for two ConvergedSystems to be paired up as primary and secondary hosts, so that if an issue develops, all processing is moved over to the secondary system without any data loss.

Later in 2014, HP will add Project Kraken to the ConvergedSystem portfolio for SAP HANA. Already discussed by HP in the past, this will bring in some of the technology from HP's Integrity Superdome mission-critical server line around bridging together the memory of separate server nodes, Guida said. More details will be disclosed near to the launch time.

HP is also offering a single point of support for the ConvergedSystem and SAP HANA itself, according to Guida.

"Customers who buy a ConvergedSystem have one call to support the entire system, including the Linux operating environment running on it and the SAP support. We front-end all of that," she said.

HP ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA and HP ServiceGuard will be available for starting prices of $87,787 (£52,975) and $49,800 (£30,000) respectively, including HP support and deployment services, the firm said.

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Daniel Robinson
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Daniel Robinson is technology editor at V3, and has been working as a technology journalist for over two decades. Dan has served on a number of publications including PC Direct and enterprise news publication IT Week. Areas of coverage include desktops, laptops, smartphones, enterprise mobility, storage, networks, servers, microprocessors, virtualisation and cloud computing.

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