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Dell Strengthens ERP Solutions Portfolio with PowerEdge R910 Server Now Certified to Run SAP® In-Memory Appliance (SAP HANA™)

Dell today announced its PowerEdge R910 platform has been certified by SAP AG to run SAP® In-Memory Appliance software (SAP HANA™), bringing real-time computing to joint customers around the world. Offering customers a powerful and flexible way to query and analyze large volumes of data with great speed, Dell customers running SAP HANA on PowerEdge R910 servers can gain real-time access to information and analytics to best address rapidly evolving market environments. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held in Orlando, Fla., May 15-18, 2011.

Through accelerated access to operational and external data, SAP HANA analytics can allow organizations to better access and use databases that contain exponentially growing amounts of records and stored data. Utilizing this information in real-time enables organizations to make more informed planning and forecasting decisions.

SAP HANA utilizes SAP In-Memory Computing technology, which is designed to boost performance by storing processed data in the system’s Random-Access Memory (RAM) rather than in disks. The data source agnostic in-memory appliance helps customers analyze their transactional and analytical data from virtually any data source. Dell will use SAP HANA to help customers more effectively process operational data while simultaneously helping to reduce overall IT costs.

Additionally, Dell has received an updated certification of its M610 platform for delivery of SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse Accelerator (SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator) software utilizing Dell’s newest platforms. With its updated SAP certification, Dell can help customers improve query performance and lower operation costs for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator software. Business users can benefit from immediate access to information using in-memory data compression and sophisticated data partitioning delivered on dedicated servers from Dell. Additionally, SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator can help customers preserve capital investment by complementing existing hardware and software, and reduce load times by eliminating adjustments and change runs.

Dell Services offers customers a portfolio of end-to-end solutions in support of SAP applications including hardware, software, and services that can help reduce IT costs. Collaborating with SAP, Dell Services provides high-performance, standards-based solutions that promote dynamic growth within organizations. Through optimized solutions, Dell Services can simplify IT operations with standards-based technologies, scalable, modular components, and award-winning services and support.

As an SAP global services partner, Dell delivers comprehensive consulting, implementation, hosting, and application management services, designed to enhance value for customer investments in SAP solutions. A recipient of the distinguished SAP Pinnacle award in the category of exceptional customer satisfaction and support, Dell can help organizations achieve better, faster, and more sustainable business results.

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“Our new SAP certifications reinforce our commitment to delivering technology for our customers that increases their competitive edge while reducing operating costs. We are excited to deliver tools that speed real-time data analytics and help organizations quickly react to changing market conditions.” -- Sukumar Narayanan, executive director, Global Business and Technology Consulting, Dell Services.

“In-memory computing technology reduces the complexity that customers face when trying to quickly access information. Barriers such as data quality, complex data management processes, and information latency no longer stand in the way of customers obtaining business intelligence whenever it is needed. With new SAP certifications of Dell’s platforms running SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator, we are cooperating to bring customers new opportunities to accelerate business performance while reducing total cost of ownership.” -- Steve Lucas, global general manager, SAP Business Analytics & Technology, SAP.

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