Flying with a Safety Net: High Availability for SAP HANA in Public Clouds

For organizations running production applications, it is essential to provide 99.999% uptime for their mission critical applications and deploy their applications in a highly available configuration so that services are accessible at all times. This translates to accounting for all services within the application stack including storage, networking, and each service required to keep the application remaining online and active.

High Availability (HA) technology for Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA is now supported on strategic Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service providers (CCSPs), starting with Microsoft Azure. The Red Hat High Availability Add-On is based on Pacemaker, an open source software clustering solution designed to protect the availability of applications. Support for HA works the same regardless of the deployment platform–bare metal or public clouds.

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What’s Moving in the World of POWER?

Linux permanently changed the landscape of the datacenter by creating a community approach to rapid innovation. Its introduction and widespread adoption have fueled a shift from closed to open systems, often times providing greater resiliency than other operating environments. Commodity x86 architectures are only one slice of a much larger market for reliable open source enterprise-class systems – and Linux has for many years been a cross-platform operating system. For example, did you know that Red Hat Enterprise Linux also runs on IBM’s Power Systems (POWER) and z Systems architectures? These options give IT organizations flexibility with respect to hardware for workloads and use cases ranging from big data analytics to cloud computing. Ensuring that Red Hat Enterprise Linux runs on IBM’s Power Systems and z Systems architectures gives our customers a broad range of application and deployment choices.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for System z are built

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