Hitachi Data Systems and SAP have announced an expansion of their worldwide alliance by signing a global original equipment manufacturer agreement that introduces plans to include SAP HANA delivered by HDS.
With this agreement, the companies will extend integration in areas such as cloud computing, the SAP Real-Time Data Platform and enterprise computing.
HDS says the integration will allow customers to make purchases that consist of a unified computing platform, software and managed services from HDS.
It is envisioned that customers can benefit from a platform that scales without affecting performance or adding needless complexity.
“In this market, Hitachi Data Systems’ customers need to see a real return on the data they collect and store,” said Aaron White General Manager, HDS Middle East and Turkey. “Speed, scalability, and access to business information are their primary concerns, and each are boosted by the disruptive technology in SAP HANA. Our partnership with SAP will help both companies mutually benefit from recent growth and success in the region, and will help our customers use new technology to innovate with information.”
Steve Lucas, President, SAP Platform Solutions, said, “Today’s announcement represents a new level of collaboration with Hitachi and HDS, underscoring our commitment to ongoing innovation with our partners for the benefit of our customers,” said Steve Lucas, President, SAP Platform Solutions. “Through our expanded collaboration, we envision that customers will more easily be able to gain significant advantage with SAP HANA, which will provide them with more tightly integrated, innovative solutions and reduced time to market, while minimizing migration costs.”
Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for SAP HANA provides 5x more data load than other offerings, with proven transactional and analytical performance for customers, the companies say.