The fourth edition of this Lenovo® Press publication describes in-memory computing appliances from Lenovo and SAP that are based on Lenovo X6 and eX5™ flagship systems and SAP HANA. It covers the basic principles of in-memory computing, describes the Lenovo X6 and eX5 hardware offerings, and explains the corresponding SAP HANA IT landscapes using these offerings.
This book also describes the architecture and components of the Lenovo System x® solution for SAP HANA, with IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) as a cornerstone. The SAP HANA operational disciplines are explained in detail: Scalability options, high availability and disaster recovery, backup and restore, and virtualization possibilities for SAP HANA appliances.
This book is intended for SAP administrators and technical solution architects. It is also for Lenovo Business Partners and Lenovo employees who want to know more about the SAP HANA offering and other available Lenovo solutions for SAP clients.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Basic concepts of in-memory computing
Chapter 2. SAP HANA overview
Chapter 3. Software components and data replication methods
Chapter 4. SAP HANA integration scenarios
Chapter 5. Lenovo System x solutions for SAP HANA
Chapter 6. SAP HANA IT landscapes with System x solutions
Chapter 7. Business continuity and resiliency for SAP HANA
Chapter 8. SAP HANA operations
Appendix A. Additional topics
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