Hitachi and SAP sign global OEM deal

Hitachi Data Systems promises increased data centre performance as result of agreement.

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Hitachi and SAP sign global OEM deal White: Speed, scalability, and access to business information are customers' primary concerns
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  February 10, 2014

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and SAP have signed a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement, which will see SAP HANA delivered by HDS.

The deal, according to HDS's chief operating officer, Brian Householder, will allow HDS to bundle a more complete enterprise data centre solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse on HANA, SAP's in-memory database technology.

"It's our joint customers who have the most to gain as a result," he said. "HDS is now able to offer a tightly integrated enterprise data centre solution that delivers a five-times performance increase over competitive offerings, while minimising the data centre footprint and resource requirements.

"This increased collaboration with SAP is expected to also result in greater Opex and Capex efficiencies for customers, and sets the stage for future joint innovation between the two companies," he added.

The collaboration is designed to focus on HANA, storage virtualisation, cloud computing, ERP and information life-cycle management solutions, the vendors said in a statement. They added that they expect customers to achieve higher availability and increased enterprise-class disaster tolerance as a result of the new agreement.

"Speed, scalability, and access to business information are their primary concerns, and each are boosted by the disruptive technology in SAP HANA," said Aaron White, general manager for the Middle East and Turkey, HDS.

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