Unisys Corporation has announced that the Forward! by Unisys Model 4150B server has been certified for operating the SAP HANA platform, giving its clients new ways to deploy real-time data analytics applications that enable them to use information in innovative ways for tangible business value.
“This certification is the latest step in Unisys’ initiative to provide clients with real-time analytics solutions based on SAP software on the Forward! platform,” said Rob Cashman, vice president, Mission-Critical Servers and Solutions, Unisys. “We are excited to deliver solutions running on SAP HANA that enable clients to benefit from the superior performance, reliability, availability and security that Forward! offers.”
Forward! by Unisys combines industry-standard Intel Xeon family processors in an advanced fabric architecture. Unisys’ secure partitioning (s-Par) software creates a partition with dedicated processing, memory and input/output resources for each application workload, eliminating resource contention and enabling fast, predictable application performance with exceptional security.
The Forward! Model 4150B server has been certified for deployments of SAP HANA in a single-node, bare-metal configuration – a system running without a virtualisation hypervisor. That configuration enables clients to run SAP HANA in the bare-metal environment, with other application workloads running in the partitioned environment managed by the s-Par technology. The combination of secure partitions and bare-metal nodes within an integrated platform gives SAP customers significant flexibility and potential for infrastructure savings for real-time analytics and other mission-critical applications.
SAP HANA combines database, data processing and application platform capabilities in-memory. The platform provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial and business analytics. By providing advanced capabilities, such as predictive text analytics, spatial processing and data virtualisation on the same architecture, it further simplifies application development and processing across big-data sources and structures. This makes SAP HANA a highly suitable platform for building and deploying next-generation, real-time applications and analytics.
Unisys and SAP have a longstanding alliance for services and solutions. Unisys is an SAP OEM partner; a provider of partner-managed cloud; a member of SAP Co-Innovation Lab; an SAP services partner; a member of the SAP PartnerEdge programme for Application Development; and a certified SAP software solution and technology partner.
This new SAP-certified Forward! solution complements Unisys’ suite of offerings supporting SAP software. Aimed at transforming the way SAP applications are implemented and managed, the Unisys solutions include migration, consolidation and virtualisation; cloud and IT automation; mobility and lifecycle management. Unisys services practices for SAP customers comprise certified specialists with international and industry consulting experience who help clients transform and modernise their IT landscape.