SAP HANA Appliance
SAP HANA comes as an appliance combining software components from SAP optimized on proven hardware provided by SAP’s hardware partners.
As an appliance, SAP HANA combines software components from SAP optimized on proven hardware provided by SAP’s hardware partners.
This approach offers you well-defined hardware designed for the performance needs of an in-memory solution out of the box. The appliance delivery is the first choice if you are looking for a preconfigured hardware set-up and a preinstalled software package for a fast implementation done by your chosen hardware partner and fully supported by both, the partner and SAP.
You can decide to implement SAP HANA using the appliance delivery model, meaning preconfigured software and hardware bundled by an SAP hardware partner, or you can opt for the SAP HANA tailored data center integration approach, which allows you more flexibility when integrating your SAP HANA system with your existing storage solution. For more information see SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration.