HP Accelerates Data Analytics with New Financing Offer

HP systems certified to run SAP In-Memory Appliance (SAP HANA)

ORLANDO, Fla., May 16, 2011 – HP today announced a new financing offer(1) to help organizations accelerate decision making with SAP® In-Memory Appliance software (SAP HANA™) running on HP Converged Infrastructure.

In addition, HP ProLiant DL980 G7 and HP ProLiant DL580 G7 systems are among the first HP platforms certified by SAP for running SAP HANA, giving assurance to organizations that they can achieve increased flexibility, rapid provisioning and a highly reliable architecture with their HP and SAP solution.

With SAP HANA on HP Converged Infrastructure, organizations can quickly spot new trends and revenue opportunities. The financing program from HP includes HP infrastructure and services as well as SAP HANA software licenses.

Organizations must react faster to change, make informed decisions in real time and discover trends and patterns before their competitors,” said Martin Fink, senior vice president and general manager, Business Critical Systems, HP. “SAP HANA running on HP Converged Infrastructure and financed through HP Financial Services will help organizations manage high volumes of data as well as the cost of operating multiple warehouses and transaction systems.”

Leasing and financing help organizations conserve capital as they invest in advanced technology solutions that meet their needs today and into the future. HP Financial Services helps customers change the economics of IT by delivering a full range of flexible financing solutions and life cycle asset management services.

We’ve worked closely with HP to develop a comprehensive platform and services in support of SAP HANA,” said Jake Klein, senior vice president, Data and Analytic Engines, SAP AG. “HP’s new financing offer, with its certified infrastructure and comprehensive services, will help address our joint customers’ data analytics needs.”

HP ProLiant DL980 and HP ProLiant DL580 certified to run SAP HANA

The HP ProLiant DL980 G7 configuration system is certified for databases between 2.5 terabytes (TB) and 5 TB. The HP ProLiant DL580 G7 configuration system is for databases up to 2.5 TB. HP and SAP also are cooperating on the development of a solution for databases larger than 5 TB.

HP solutions for use with SAP HANA will help businesses and governments in their pursuit of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

HP will showcase its close collaboration with SAP at the SAPPHIRE® NOW customer conference, being held May 15 – 18 in Orlando, Fla.  HP is one of SAP’s featured technology partners at the In-Memory Computing Test Drive Area at SAPPHIRE NOW, hosting a strategic workforce planning demo scenario on an HP ProLiant DL580 G7 server.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world.  More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at: http://www.hp.com.

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