Designed to interoperate with the data centre you have today

There’s no need to worry about vendor lock-in – Cisco has developed a series of pre-packaged solutions that can be slotted into your data centre.


According to research analysts IDC, organizations spend over $4 billion on integrated systems in 2013. Converged systems have grown in popularity because they eliminate most of the of the set-up work required with more traditional systems. They are designed to work for a particular database or application, and are already configured correctly for the specific use case at the factory, resulting in less initial setup work at the data center.

Cisco solutions for SAP HANA are designed to interoperate with the data center you have today. In contrast to vendors that lock you in with proprietary storage and file systems, Cisco works with industry leaders EMC and NetApp to develop pre-packaged and reduced-price solutions that you can easily deploy using a pre-defined bill of materials with help from Cisco or integrated infrastructure in the form of FlexPod or Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition Vblock Systems.

Leveraging these advantages enables organizations to achieve significant IT and business benefits. To give one example, IDC calculates that organizations using SAP HANA with Cisco UCS are achieving average annual benefits of $4.79 million per organization over five years.

The Benefits

Cisco solutions are designed to support data center readiness requirements, including high availability, reliability and business continuity. Our model also allows you to:

  • Reduce hardware and operating costs by re-using existing hardware components and operation processes
  • Get the best use of your investment in current datacenter switching architecture
  • Create a more flexible deployment in which server, network, and storage resources can be moved between different SAP HANA and SAP business solutions applications and even non-SAP applications
  • Mitigate risk and optimize operations and resources by using existing datacenter management processes for SAP HANA implementations

Did you know?

  • The Cisco UCS solution has been certified with both EMC and NetApp storage solutions, the top two enterprise storage companies in the market
  • You don’t have to adjust your infrastructure or best practices to incorporate Cisco UCS into your data center. Compare that to competitor's solution, which often requires a non-standard architecture with a proprietary file system, 10 times the number of management points, and scaling that requires complex clustering

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