As data centre infrastructures have become more complex -combining on-premise, cloud, and hybrid technologies – Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions have emerged in recent years to simplify data centre resources to a single management suite.

Addressing the need to accelerate access to HCI solutions with long-standing partners SAP and Nutanix, Lenovo is thrilled to be one of the first server vendors to offer a hyperconverged system certified by SAP for SAP HANA HCI. The certification uses Nutanix AHV, the first hypervisor certified for production SAP HANA on Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

With the new Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Solution certified for SAP HANA, enterprises can now take advantage of SAP HANA workloads on a hyperconverged infrastructure that moves with the agility and scale of the business.

These SAP workloads allow enterprises to reap the combined benefits of in-memory databases for faster access to integrated data analytics and machine learning, and scale for bandwidth demands in storage, compute and networking. Optimized for SAP HANA, the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX solutions are engineered with Nutanix to help customers realize their vision of an intelligent enterprise.

Built on Lenovo’s newly announced ThinkAgile HX7820 four-socket system, this solution fits within the mission-critical category of Lenovo’s best-in-class hyperconverged ThinkAgile HX portfolio. By incorporating the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS with highly reliable and fast-performing Lenovo platforms, the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX series allows customers to deploy HCI solutions with nearly three times lower total cost of ownership (TCO), 57% lower data centre facilities cost, and more than 300% return on investment, per ESG’s January 2018 white paper.

“Customers who choose the SAP-certified ThinkAgile HX7820 can leverage Lenovo’s deep SAP expertise to deploy SAP HANA workloads with confidence. Lenovo’s tight partnership with SAP helps customers realize their vision of the Intelligent Enterprise and translates into a seamless customer experience with end-to-end lifecycle management,” says Jim Holland, country head at Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) South Africa.

The ThinkAgile HX Solution for SAP HANA includes deployment of SAP HANA onsite by a Lenovo Professional Services team, plus full SAP solution support by Lenovo’s experts. Lenovo’s SAP Centre of Competence and SAP architects can aid customers in planning their SAP HANA deployments.

Customers can rest assured that the systems they receive are certified and ready for immediate deployment. The solution, configurable only with SAP HANA compatible options, is preloaded with Nutanix software in the Lenovo factory, where it is integrated and validated with best recipe firmware. Ultimately, by relying on Lenovo and Nutanix to deploy SAP HANA, customers can run their SAP HANA workloads with blazing-fast performance, Lenovo uptime, and Nutanix simplicity.