The FlexPod™ for SAP® Applications solution offers secure multi-tenancy capabilities that deliver the security and efficiency of a shared IT infrastructure, enabling isolated landscapes for a variety of use cases. It is built on virtualization, standardization, and automation. The design is completely modular, providing SAP customers with the flexibility to transform their infrastructures at the own pace and needs.

FlexPod for SAP Applications brings the power of the FlexPod concept to SAP customers and enables a safe transition to the cloud. The solution integrates with SAP Adaptive Computing and combines NetApp® unified architecture, advanced data protection, and provisioning technologies with the Cisco Unified Computing System™ server platform and Cisco Nexus® switches and VMware® vSphere® enhanced by its vendor-specific management software. FlexPod for SAP Applications differs from other virtualized data center offerings by providing:

  • A SAP-aware infrastructure offering a variety of use cases from secure multi-tenancy to automated and fenced SAP system copies
  • The ability to switch securely between physical and virtual servers
  • Data mobility across the entire stack
  • A unified, pretested, and validated infrastructure, including compute, networking, and storage technologies
  • Integrated data protection and disaster recovery for nonstop services
  • An open design management framework that integrates with third-party infrastructure management solutions

 

Key Features:

  • Secure multi-tenancy
  • Integrated data protection
  • Flexible provisioning of infrastructure components

 

Business Benefits:

  • Reduce risk and TCO through standardization and automation
  • Achieve faster return on investment by accelerating SAP lifecycle management
  • Improve business agility by providing application and data mobility