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Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is now SAP HANA certified

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Take advantage of the best shared storage OS to support your SAP workloads in the cloud.

I’m excited to tell you that the fast-growing Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is now a production-certified, fully managed file service for SAP HANA. Automate tasks, simplify deployments, and run SAP HANA in-memory database with the flexibility of AWS’ certified cloud infrastructure.

NetApp and AWS jointly engineered Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP as a fully managed service that combines the flexibility and scale of AWS with the NetApp® ONTAP® trusted storage and advanced data management capabilities that SAP deployments require. We worked on this innovative service for more than two years to make it simple for you to seamlessly migrate your mission-critical workloads like SAP to AWS—without rearchitecting or refactoring.

Get the performance you need for SAP HANA workloads

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP can meet the stringent throughput and sub-ms latency requirements mandated by SAP for SAP HANA production workloads. This native AWS service allows customers to migrate with confidence and run complex applications on the AWS cloud with full ONTAP capabilities and ultra-low latency.

With Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP supporting your SAP HANA environment, you can achieve:

  • Accelerated project delivery timelines
  • Reduced PoC/delivery risks
  • Improved testing cycles through rapidly provisioned data sets (clones)
  • Innovations in R&D, supply chains, and support product as a service using digital twins

Furthermore, as SAP S/4HANA mission-critical application, it will benefit from FSx for ONTAP integration with NetApp SnapCenter® software, which automates the backup, restore, and cloning of SAP HANA databases.

The clock is ticking

No matter what industry you are in, we know you are on a tight timeline to migrate to SAP S/4HANA.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, we can help. Did you know that when SAP needed a partner to help build SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, they chose NetApp?

Simplicity and flexibility

You can use both NetApp and AWS management tools to set up, manage, and monitor your shared files:

  • NetApp Cloud Manager
  • AWS Management Console
  • AWS Command Line Interface

Protection and compliance

Data is your business’ most precious asset. And increasingly, worldwide, data is under attack. But you are protected from ransomware and other threats with advanced security features.

Disaster recovery is another area that is becoming increasingly important, especially when it comes to running mission-critical applications such as SAP HANA in the cloud. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP improves data retention and disaster recovery with highly durable automated daily backups, and replication between your on-premises file servers and AWS. The service also allows you to quickly and efficiently move your data across regions when you need to create secondary copies to protect against site failures.

It’s easy to get started

As a native AWS managed service, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is fully supported by AWS with pricing based on a consumption model without any set-up charges. This means that you pay only for the resources you use and based on your SAP HANA workload needs for Primary Storage, Capacity Pool Storage, throughput capacity, additional SSD IOPS, and backup storage consumption.

Learn more about how Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP can help you accelerate your SAP HANA migration to AWS today. Visit our overview of SAP HANA on AWS.

Ronen Schwartz

Ronen Schwartz is senior vice president and general manager of NetApp Cloud Volumes business. He is responsible for accelerating the Cloud Volumes business, building the robust Cloud Volumes platform across hybrid clouds and multiclouds, and expanding NetApp cloud data management services.

Before joining NetApp, Schwartz was executive vice president in charge of technology and ecosystem, operations, and strategy at Informatica, and senior vice president and general manager of Informatica Cloud. In those roles he led product strategy, product management, and go-to-market strategy. During his 14 years at Informatica, he helped lead the company through its own transformation from on premises to the public cloud, from license revenue to recurring revenue.

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