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SUSE partners with Intel and SAP to accelerate IT transformation

17 Jan 2019

SUSE announced support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory with SAP HANA. Running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, SAP HANA users can now supposedly take advantage of high-capacity Intel Optane DC persistent memory in the data centre. 

Users can optimise their workloads by moving and maintaining larger amounts of data closer to the processor and minimising the higher latency of fetching data from system storage during maintenance. 

Support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory, currently available in beta from multiple cloud service providers and hardware vendors, is another way SUSE is aiming to help customers transform their IT infrastructures to reduce costs, deliver higher performance and compete more efficiently.

“Persistent memory technology will spark new applications for data access and storage,” said Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE CTO. 

“By offering a fully supported solution built on Intel Optane DC persistent memory, businesses can take greater advantage of the performance of SAP HANA.”

“SUSE continues to partner with companies like SAP and Intel to serve customers worldwide who are looking to fuel growth by transforming their IT infrastructure. It is their needs that drive the direction of our innovation.”

Alper Ilkbahar, vice president and general manager of the Non-volatile Memory and Storage Solutions Group at Intel, said, “Intel Optane DC persistent memory represents a new class of memory and storage technology architected specifically for data centre usage. 

“This new memory class is designed to enable cost-effective, large-capacity in-memory database solutions, help provide greater system uptime and faster recovery after power cycles, and deliver higher-performance cloud-scale applications.”

“By working together with SUSE and SAP to bring this transformative technology to our customers, we can help enable them to take advantage of a whole new generation of applications and services that can deliver revolutionary capabilities for the datacentric era.   SAP HANA supposedly offers businesses of all sizes a high-performance database solution for their SAP applications. Customers using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications running SAP HANA workloads on Intel Optane DC persistent memory can supposedly expect infrastructure cost savings alongside a reduction in management overhead. 

Because SAP HANA workloads run on Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise is currently the only solution to offer support for SAP HANA and Intel Optane DC persistent memory.

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