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IBM PureFlex Solution for SAP Business Suite (POWER and AIX)

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Additional Author(s):

Matthias Koechl
Mirco Malessa

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Software Sales

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Product(s) covered:

AIX; BladeCenter; DB2 9 for Linux UNIX and Windows ; IBM Director; IBM Storwize V7000; Linux; Power; POWER7; Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager

Abstract: This paper provides an overview on how modern SAP ecosystems consisting of the SAP NetWeaver technology layer, SAP Business Suite applications, and complementary SAP modules can be deployed on an IBM® PureFlex™ System. Typical use cases for IBM PureFlex System-only landscapes are described. Also some comments are included about the integration of an IBM PureFlex System with existing SAP customer infrastructures.
A special chapter about SAP appliances (HANA, BWA) provides a technical overview, how these are supported in a PureFlex resp. FlexSystems environment.

The paper illustrates the architecture and benefits which can be achieved by combining IBM platform technologies with infrastructure management tools of the SAP NetWeaver stack. The combination of the IBM Flex System Manager and SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management supports cloud-enabling administrative tasks - as there are SAP system provisioning, cloning, copying, and refreshing - in a highly automated manner.

The current version 1.5 includes an updated chapter describing the "IBM Systems Solution for SAP Business Suite and SAP HANA " (externalized x3950 X5 HANA DB-nodes), and the SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA) appliance which is natively supported on FlexSystem based x240 nodes.


Hardware; Software; Solutions


Planning and Design


ISV Applications




Cross-Platform; IBM BladeCenter; IBM System p Family; IBM System Storage; Networking

S/W Pillar(s):

Information Management; Tivoli


AIX; Linux


POWER AIX PowerLinux SAP V7000 Blade DB2 LUW

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