FlexPod for SAP

Productivity at the Speed of Business

FlexPod: Foundational Infrastructure

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Digital transformation is reshaping everything businesses do, including the adoption of new business models and simplified IT infrastructures that can scale and adapt with the requirements of mission-critical applications like SAP. FlexPod, from Cisco and NetApp, is a leader in converged systems that provides a single point of management, but allows you to scale each component on demand and in response to changing business needs.

With capabilities for replication, fast provisioning, cloning, and refresh processes, FlexPod is considered an excellent foundational infrastructure for SAP. FlexPod is flexible and agile enough to support either traditional SAP HANA deployment, or you can leverage the speed, quality and flexibility of FlexPod to provide SAP HANA as a service.

Customer Stories

Improve SAP Efficiency with FlexPod

Moving SAP to FlexPod helped one Canadian utility company speed testing and quality assurance, accelerating the entire upgrade process by 25%, and giving the utility faster time to value when adding new SAP features. Overall, moving to FlexPod reduced storage and data management costs for SAP by 50% and cut the underlying hardware footprint in half. The utility also spends significantly less time, power and cooling supporting FlexPod compared to their previous system.

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Stats from the Field

Several key improvements have been realized by customers running SAP workloads on Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure Solutions, including FlexPodi.

  • 528% 5-year ROI
  • $20.4M 5-year total business benefit
  • 9 months break-even time
  • 48% lower infrastructure cost
  • 98% less planned downtime
  • 67% less IT staff spent keeping the lights on

iSource: Business Benefits for SAP Running on Cisco UCS integrated Infrastructure (IDC document #US41084916)


FlexPod Datacenter for SAP HANA

Cisco and NetApp provide a prevalidated and tested FlexPod Datacenter solution for SAP HANA to ensure component compatibility, connectivity and correct operation of the entire integrated stack.

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FlexPod Datacenter for SAP Solution with Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches - Design and Deployment of SAP HANA and SAP Application on Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and NetApp FAS Storage

FlexPod for Mixed SAP HANA Workloads

Leverage FlexPod with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and benefit from the increased scalability and faster data access that enables mixed SAP HANA workload processing and faster data access.

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FlexPod Datacenter for SAP Solution with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

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