Virtualized SAP Solution Using Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC CLARiiON Storage
SAP provides a comprehensive range of enterprise software applications and business solutions to empower every aspect of commerce and increase operational efficiency. Customers use SAP services either through an IT-deployed model or through a hosted model, with the former being the more common platform. Traditional deployments have SAP installed on dedicated servers, usually calibrated to meet the peak workload rather than the average workload. This results in system underutilization and corresponding high rates of IT expenditure for both hardware and maintenance. The emergence of virtualization as a mainstream enterprise technology has dramatically altered the way IT uses its infrastructure. Consequently, SAP customers are using virtualization technology more often to optimize their IT landscape and reduce their hardware and operating costs.