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Dell announced at the SAPPHIRE NOW event new solutions, innovations and services developed in collaboration with SAP that deliver greater performance, insight and agility for organizations processing large volumes of data. This new set of offerings can help customers optimize SAP® solution environments running on clouds; deploy IoT enabled solutions; build on specialized healthcare applications; and streamline data migration and analytics with Dell’s world-class services.

IDC predicts that by 2020 the amount of high-value data worth analyzing will double, and 60 percent of information delivered to decision makers will be actionable.i In 2015 Dell opened the Dell Global SAP Center of Excellence enabling the two companies to work more closely to solve customer challenges related to data insights. This heightened level of collaboration has led to several accomplishments including industry-leading benchmarksii and purpose-built solutions. Dell’s investments in supporting SAP solutions are enabling more customers worldwide to achieve better, faster and more sustainable business results.

“Customers today are looking for easier-to-deploy and simpler-to-manage solutions to help them gain business insights,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager of Dell Engineered Solutions, HPC and Cloud. “Dell and SAP have collaborated for more than a decade to develop pre-integrated solutions that deliver faster time to productivity and the ability to easily gather actionable insights. With today’s announcements, Dell builds on its extensive portfolio and offers specialized solutions that meet unique customer needs, enabling them to deliver their desired business outcomes.”

Delivering Turn-Key Advanced Analytics to the Mid-Market with the Dell Validated System for SAP HANA Edge

Together, Dell and SAP are helping mid-market customers compete in the digital marketplace. This month, Dell will be the first to offer customers the newly packaged SAP HANA Edge edition, advanced version and SAP Predictive Analytics, available on Dell server platforms in North America. Dell plans to offer a fully integrated appliance, the Dell Validated System for SAP HANA Edge, globally in the third quarter. The appliance speeds turnaround time for new reports and regardless of the source, data is synchronized to dramatically reduce the cost of gaining business insights. The Dell Validated System for SAP HANA Edge includes SAP’s predictive analytics libraries native to SAP HANA, SAP Predictive Analytics with advanced data modeler capabilities, and services from Dell to deliver rapid time to value. Additionally, Dell helps customers deploy, implement, migrate, support and train with Dell ProDeploy, ProSupport and custom service offerings.

Optimizing Workloads in the Cloud with Dell Automation and Cloud for SAP Software

Many customers run a virtualized datacenter and are looking to manage their SAP solution environment in the same way. Dell showcased Dell Automation and Cloud for SAP Software, allowing customers to quickly deploy virtualized SAP solution environments on a VMware-based cloud platform. Available for preview in the Dell Global SAP Center of Excellence, it extends the Dell Hybrid Cloud Platform Reference Architecture with VMware to work with SAP applications and SAP HANA. Dell Automation and Cloud for SAP Software allows customers to:

  • Quickly deploy virtualized SAP solution environments and easily stand up new services with a flexible, Dell-validated architecture
  • Automate provisioning and management of virtualized SAP systems with SAP Landscape Virtualization Management software and VMware integration
  • Manage performance and gain visibility into SAP software landscapes across physical and virtual infrastructure with VMware vRealize Operations

Co-Innovating Internet of Things-Enabled Solutions

Dell recently launched the Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Partner Program to help customers find the best technologies for IoT solutions. As part of this program, Dell and SAP are collaborating to develop a broad range of end-to-end solutions with SAP HANA, IoT client for SAP HANA, and transaction availability for remote sites solution, working in connection with Dell Edge Gateways for industries spanning oil and gas to retail.

Leveraging the Dell and SAP collaboration in IoT, Dell announced a new IoT development that includes SAP HANA and Cloudera Hadoop. This purpose-built architecture brings together Dell Edge Gateway technology with leading SAP applications and Cloudera tools, allowing customers to more easily gather and deploy information from sensors, and turn that information into actionable insights. Dell is showing the architecture at SAPPHIRE NOW, and in the Global SAP Center of Excellence.

Delivering Industry-Specialized Tools and Expertise

With a long track-record of serving the healthcare industry, Dell announced an optimized architecture for SAP Foundation for Health, which is built in collaboration with Intel and SAP. With patient care, first time accuracy, speed and reliability as top requirements in the medical field, this architecture enables healthcare organizations to analyze large amounts of unstructured data quickly and reliably to deliver patient-centered, information-driven healthcare.

Built on the SAP HANA platform, SAP Foundation for Health provides a flexible and extensible clinical data warehouse model for industry-focused data integration management, and real-time analytics on large-scale data. Powered by Dell PowerEdge servers, the architecture allows organizations to deploy SAP Foundation for Health quickly and confidently, delivering personalized care through actionable insights.

Partnering to Provide Specialized Knowledge, Tools and Technology

Dell also announced new relationships with leading systems integrators to provide customers with industry-specialized knowledge, tools and technology. The first partner is Auritas, a best of breed information lifecycle management (ILM) consulting firm and certified SAP partner. By combining Dell’s enterprise portfolio with the expertise of specialized systems integrators, Dell and its partners can offer secure deployments that are optimized for customers’ workloads and use cases.

Additionally, Dell SAP Services has created a next-generation innovation lab for SAP S/4HANA located in Plano, Texas designed to help organizations evaluate, understand, and benefit from their investments in the SAP S/4HANA platform. This new lab is built on advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and offers a personalized user experience covering mission-critical business processes. It helps customers identify use cases, provides specific industry solutions with smart factory and IoT, identify infrastructure requirements for cloud or on premise, and also helps to develop zero-impact migration plans.

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