SAP HANA is a database that massively improves performance of existing SAP applications by leveraging in-memory technology, and enables business transformation via real-time analytics and transaction execution.
In May 2014, the SAP HANA platform was made available on VMware vSphere® 5.5 for production use. As server virtualization adoption increases, IT needs to leverage the benefits of virtualization for business-critical applications like SAP HANA. However, there are challenges with minimizing downtime associated with application failures within virtual machines (VMs). Symantec™ ApplicationHA addresses these challenges.
ApplicationHA enables customers to operate their SAP HANA based mission-critical applications in virtual environments with confidence by allowing administrators to safely virtualize SAP HANA and dramatically improve application availability. Through integration with VMware vCenter Server™ and Veritas™ Operations Manager, ApplicationHA significantly enhances application visibility and manageability in VMware virtual environments and helps reduce operations and training costs. Customers can also easily manage SAP HANA based multi-tier heterogeneous IT applications through Virtual Business Services, a unique capability offered through ApplicationHA and Operations Manager.
This video gives an overview of how to Virtualize SAP HANA with confidence, using Symantec™ ApplicationHA.