Hitachi join hands with SAP

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi and SAP today announced an expansion of their worldwide alliance by signing a global original equipment manufacturer agreement that introduces plans to include SAP HANA delivered by HDS.

The collaboration focuses on providing future technology innovation and combined sales and marketing activities to customers worldwide. With this agreement, the companies will extend further integration in areas such as cloud computing, the SAP Real-Time Data Platform and high-performance enterprise computing. Hitachi plans to build on it’s around Hitachi’s vision for social innovation, industries and big data expertise with SAP HANA.

This global OEM agreement enables HDS to bundle a more complete enterprise datacenter solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse on SAP HANA, and is the first OEM agreement for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA. The tighter integration will allow customers to make purchases that consist of a unified computing platform, software and managed services from HDS. It is envisioned that customers can benefit from a platform that scales without affecting performance or adding needless complexity.

The global collaboration is designed to bring customers from SAP, Hitachi and HDS a more cohesive solution with a focus on SAP HANA, storage virtualization, cloud computing, enterprise resource planning and information life-cycle management solutions.

The parties expect that customers will be able to achieve maximum value from SAP and Hitachi solutions, including lower implementation and operational costs, higher availability and increased enterprise-class disaster tolerance.

“Today’s announcement represents a new level of collaboration with Hitachi and HDS, underscoring our commitment to ongoing innovation with our partners for the benefit of our customers,” said Steve Lucas, president, SAP Platform Solutions.

“Through our expanded collaboration, customers will more easily be able to gain significant advantage with SAP HANA, which will provide them tightly integrated, innovative solutions and reduced time to market, while minimizing migration costs,” added Lucas.

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for SAP HANA provides 5x more data load than other offerings, with proven transactional and analytical performance for customers.

“While we are most certainly thrilled with today’s announcement, it’s our joint customers who have the most to gain as a result,” said Brian Householder, chief operating officer, Hitachi Data Systems.

“HDS is now able to offer a tightly integrated Enterprise Data Center solution that delivers a 5x performance increase over competitive offerings, while minimizing the data center footprint and resource requirements. This increased collaboration with SAP is expected to also result in greater OPEX and CAPEX efficiencies for customers, and sets the stage for future joint innovation between the two companies,” added Householder.

Leading customers in various industries, including insurance, consumer products and retail, as well as online marketplaces, now can accelerate the power of SAP HANA on Hitachi UCP. Pre-configured software and hardware reduces implementation time, while rapid data loading and fast analytics are key to a successful engagement with an online marketplace.

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