Intel SAP-Intel and SAP announced a multiyear technology partnership focused on optimizing Intel’s platforms, including Xeon Scalable processors and Optane DC persistent memory, for SAP’s end-to-end enterprise software applications, including S/4 Hana.
The partnership aims to employ Intel’s technologies to power SAP’s suite of business solutions and intelligent technologies; consequently enabling enterprises to deploy high-performance, highly-optimized applications within the cloud, enterprise and at the edge. A center of excellence (COE) is also planned. It will demonstrate the ability of Intel and SAP technology to provide strategic capabilities and enable digital transformation.
As an example, running Hana-based applications within Intel Optane DC persistent memory may significantly reduce the complexity and risk of running real-time in-memory applications by providing persistent data that is more resilient to computer outages, without compromising security.
Hana customers deploying Intel Optane DC persistent memory are capable of reducing data recovery times from 50 minutes to 4 minutes on a 6TB Hana instance. Optane delivers significantly denser memory. This therefore enables customers to do more data processing within the same server. Goals include cost savings and new capabilities for S/4 Hana customers.
SAP and Intel enabling intelligent enterprises
The partnership will empower customers to transform mission-critical business processes by deploying leading-edge, high-performance applications running on Intel-based infrastructure in the cloud, on-premises and in hybrid environments. The technology partnership will aim to further optimize Xeon Scalable processors and Optane DC persistent memory for Hana. Furthermore, it allows customers to accelerate migration to S/4 Hana.