Do you know that SUSE provides a different SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) installer for SAP Applications?
SAP and SUSE have a close joint testing and development relationship at the SAP Linux Lab in Germany, making it the recommended and supported OS of choice for SAP HANA. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the leading platform for SAP solutions on Linux and is currently running in over 5800 SAP HANA installations including SAP’s own.
Currently (as per June 2015), single downloadable SAP HANA Virtual Machine is only available in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Windows 7. And of course Linux platform has less virus compared to Windows.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is the optimized operating system platform for all SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver solutions. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is validated and certified by SAP and is uniquely positioned as a preferred Linux operating system platform for running these current offerings and future selected SAP software solutions.
What are the benefits of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications?
When you run SAP HANA, the next generation of SAP in-memory computing technology, you will want to ensure that the underlying OS you choose gives you enterprise-level reliability, availability, scalability, manageability and security to meet your needs. Fully optimized for all SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver solutions, it provides a reliable, manageable and highly available platform for all SAP mission-critical workloads. You will benefit from:
• Improved performance
• Improved uptime
• Flexible cloud options
• Shorter deployment times
• Optimization for SAP HANA
• Extended Support option
• Integrated support from SAP and SUSE
• Validated stack that eliminates the risk of incompatibility issues
• Support for large workloads
“We made a strategic decision to choose SUSE Linux Enterprise Server based on the quality of the software. Our tests revealed that it offers far higher performance and lower total cost of ownership for SAP solutions than we could achieve with Microsoft Windows.”
Managing Director of Britehouse