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This week, SanDisk® is a Silver Sponsor at SAPinsider’s HANA 2015, in Las Vegas. HANA 2015 is one of the most important events this year dedicated to SAP HANA. It’s also a great opportunity for attendees to learn how SanDisk is helping HANA customers optimize their HANA economics and performance with scalable, flash-based shared storage. It should be no surprise that enterprises are increasingly considering flash as a way to improve their data centers. SanDisk has been helping customers transform their infrastructure by flash-enabling databases and other transactional workloads to create greater levels of technical and cost efficiencies and drive higher application performance and densities. Adding the right flash in the right places is key to optimizing not just performance, but also reliability and scale. This is good news for SAP HANA environments, which are ripe for this optimization.

SAP Certified: SanDisk ION Accelerator

Working with SAP, SanDisk has created a portfolio of products that help enable enterprise customers to deploy high-performance infrastructure for SAP applications and scalable systems. A primary focus for this partnership has been SanDisk’s ION Accelerator. With capacities up to 51.2TB, ION is an all-flash appliance that is SAP Certified Enterprise Storage Hardware for SAP HANA and provides unique capabilities for deploying highly scalable, high-performance SAP HANA as part of the SAP HANA Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) offering.

SAP TDI allows enterprises to use storage area network (SAN) architectures for SAP HANA for centralized data management processes such as data center backup and disaster recovery. Enterprise customers view ION Accelerator as a cost-effective shared storage option to move log and data volumes off of individual HANA appliance nodes, driving higher performance and better economics while also maintaining high levels of data integrity and recoverability.

 

ION Accelerator SAP HANA

SanDisk is showcasing our SAP HANA solution with ION Accelerator on display in our HANA 2015 booth #620. Get a deeper overview of the SanDisk ION Accelerator and its performance capabilities and flexibility benefits for accelerating HANA and associated applications. A highly available, all-flash appliance, architected with industry-leading Fusion ioMemory to deliver unmatched acceleration for even the most demanding data-intensive workloads, ION Accelerator’s performance architecture is certified to support as many as 32 HANA nodes in as little as 4U of flash memory.

ION Accelerator easily integrates into your SAP architecture as a fully supported and highly available shared storage environment that accelerates bare-metal as well as virtualized HANA applications. Whether as a single-node, scale-up or scale-out deployment, for small, mid-size and large-scale SAP environments, as SAP certified hardware, ION Accelerator simplifies your SAP environment while helping to eliminate datacenter inefficiency, complexity and costs.

As a highly scalable and cost-effective flash performance tier with microsecond data access latencies, ION Accelerator delivers breakthrough performance for your business-critical HANA applications, from in-memory analytics to persistent OLTP environments such as SAP Business Suite. With over 1.7M IOPS, ION Accelerator is an ideal solution for accelerating real-time analytics and transactional performance.

High Availability Design

ION Accelerator deliver the reliability and high-availability standards required for mission-critical database users. The High-Availability ION Accelerator offers five 9s reliability with synchronous replication while the Standalone ION Accelerator offers protection against component failures and server failures. ION pairs are configured to mirror the Data and Log volumes for each HANA node in a scale-out configuration.

ION Accelerator node SAP HANA

 

SanDisk Session

While at HANA 2015, make sure you attend Dan Baigent’s session:

Strategies to increase SAP HANA® scalability with high-performance shared storage
Tuesday, March 10th at 10:30am in room 123.

Dan will talk about how to cost-efficiently scale your SAP HANA infrastructure while driving ultra-low latency performance and high-availability using all-flash SanDisk ION Accelerator, enterprise storage that has SAP certification.

Attend this session for expert tools and techniques, including:

  • Scaling and performance optimization strategies to reduce technical inefficiencies and total cost— for small, mid-size, or large scale SAP® environments
  • Integration and storage tips to accelerate application performance
  • How all-flash SanDisk ION Accelerator can be leveraged in both physical and virtual environments
  • Technical and business benefits of shared flash for in-memory databases such as SAP HANA

 

Be sure to stop by the SanDisk booth #620 at HANA 2015 to learn more about the full range of SanDisk enterprise flash solutions for your environment.  Follow our conversation on Twitter @SanDiskDataCtr and LinkedIn where we will keep you updated with the latest from the event.

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