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A rich and extensive set of documents and training course exist to explain the functions and capabilities of both SAP and IBM solutions in detail. But how do these features fit together when SAP HANA is introduced into an existing, often complex, solution landscape? Which parts of a customer’s IT infrastructure need to be changed or adjusted? What are the best and most effective approaches to combine integrated SAP HANA features with the capabilities of IBM components to ensure high continuity and performance, building a consistent solution overall? This whitepaper provides answers to these questions.


While focusing primarily on large configurations, the concepts explained will also offer valuable guidance for small-scale landscapes. The paper provides a holistic view of the complete solution, not limited to SAP HANA as a database but also encompassing the SAP application servers and additional elements such as components for backup and restore, virtualization and clustering. The document explains how SAP HANA can be integrated into existing IT infrastructure landscapes, ensuring seamless scalability and fulfilling the requirements of high availability and disaster recovery.


Authors: Guido Derwand, SAP; Irene Hopf, IBM; Uwe Inhoff, SAP; Gunther Schmalzhaf, SAP; Gereon Vey, IBM; Jochen Wolter, SAP




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