Cisco UCS Top Choice For SAP HANA Deployments : Survey

Cisco said on Monday that many global IT organizations and service providers find its CISCO UCS as top choice for deploying SAP HANA to streamline operations and optimize profitability.

Cisco, citing a recent survey report, said companies like CenturyLink, Valley Proteins, and Mohawk Industries, are selecting Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and SAP HANA as their first choice for such solutions.

Cisco and SAP are also working to optimize the SAP-UCS customer experience with unique features for smoother manageability and better return-on-investment (ROI), resulting in an industry leading position.

A recently released independent IDC customer survey of 300 survey respondents currently using SAP or planning to in the next 24 months, found that Cisco UCS is the leading platform for SAP HANA deployments, as well as the leading storage infrastructure vendor for SAP HANA, with 20.4 percent vendor share in both categories.

“As the IDC independent customer survey results show, the combination of SAP HANA on Cisco UCS offers our enterprise customers powerful business applications, analytics, and ERP,” said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager for Cisco’s Computing Systems Group. “UCS is also the ideal platform for SAP service providers that offer SAP HANA-as-a-Service, and we are working with customers to easily transition their SAP deployments to hybrid clouds.”

Cisco’s innovations in SAP-HANA are a key component of Cisco’s overall Data Center vision, the ASAP Data CenterASAP Data Center, which stands for analyze-simplify-automate-protect. Cisco ASAP Data Center will help customers reduce cost, drive agility and accelerate business readiness.

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