Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has unveiled a new family of Unified Compute Platform (UCP) systems aimed at organisations looking to deploy the SAP HANA platform for analytics applications.
The new systems were announced to coincide with SAP's Sapphire Now conference in Florida, and provide an optimised converged infrastructure solution that enables customers to run multiple applications on a single platform, leading to a reduction in cost, complexity and data centre footprint, according to HDS.
The new offerings comprise the UCP 1000 for SAP HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP S/4 HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering, and additional analytics capabilities for the UCP 6000 for SAP HANA. All are based on the latest Intel Xeon E5 and E7 processor platforms.
Of these, UCP 1000 for SAP HANA is styled as a low-cost solution ideal for test and development or for SME environments.
UCP 6000 with SAP Business Suite 4 on SAP HANA, meanwhile, is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding data centre applications, according to HDS, while UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering is claimed to reduce data storage costs by placing active data in memory while less frequently accessed data is moved to lower-cost storage.
Meanwhile, the analytics capabilities for UCP 6000 for SAP HANA will enable customers to consolidate data from multiple application sources, and thus help to turn data into business insights, according to HDS.
The firm said that its strategic relationship with SAP will help customers accelerate their journey through digital transformation and into modern IT delivery models thanks to the new converged infrastructure platforms.
"Our collaboration around innovation for tomorrow and our combined skills, capabilities and solutions, like our new Hitachi UCP Solutions for SAP HANA, can help customers harness the power of their data and address growing market requirements around cloud, analytics and the Internet of Things," said HDS vice president of global alliances Jim Beckman.
HDS is showcasing the new platforms at the Sapphire Now conference this week.
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