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Cisco teams up with SAP to ease cloud, container integration and management

Cisco teams up with SAP to ease cloud, container integration and management

Cisco’s Container Platform will work with SAP’s Data Hub to integrate large data sets

Bill McDermott (CEO - SAP)

Bill McDermott (CEO - SAP)

Credit: SAP

Cisco has teamed with SAP to make it easier for customers to manage high-volumes of data from multi-cloud and distributed data centre resources.

The vendor's announced that Cisco’s Container Platform will work with SAP’s Data Hub to integrate large data sets that may be in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Microsoft  or Google and integrate them with private cloud or enterprise apps such as SAP S/4 HANA.

Cisco introduced its Kubernetes-based Container Platform in January and said it allows for self-service deployment and management of container clusters.

Meanwhile, SAP rolled out the Data Hub about a year ago saying it provides visibility, orchestration and access to a broad range of data systems and assets while enabling the fast creation of powerful, organisation-spanning data pipelines, the company said.

The Cisco Container Platform for SAP Data Hub will be available in two forms, the first of which is a stand-alone Cisco Container Platform, which operates an an SAP-certified, software-only option for customers to install on their choice of on-premise infrastructure.

Secondly, an integrated Cisco Container Platform on Cisco HyperFlex is on offer, acting as an SAP-certified software and hardware bundle for customers who want a preconfigured hyper-converged platform to quickly and easily run SAP Data Hub.

The idea is to let customers place data where ever they want – in cloud services or locally in the data centre and let legacy applications work in hybrid cloud environments without the need to lift and shift data, said Dave Cope, senior director,  of Cisco Cloud Platform & Solutions Group.

This reduces complexity helping customers quickly gain actionable insights and develop useful applications from their stored data.

Indeed the package promises to help customer manage a complex environment and remove the limitations of data silos, analysts said.

"Data migration, underlying performance, control, and governance over the data, and tighter alignment between the application layer to the network layer,” said Stephen Elliot, program vice president with IDC. "Data migration to public clouds is difficult to execute correctly to reduce business risks.

"For large enterprise accounts that use SAP HANA and Cisco HyperFlex, or have SAP Data Hub, this announcement offers certified capabilities between the two vendors," Elliot said.

This is about enabling enterprises that want to move more SAP workloads to the cloud. It enables customers to optimise data migration, from a private to public cloud.

For Cisco the package continues the company’s strategy of developing products for the multi-cloud universe and supporting any of the cloud environments that work best for customers, Cope said, adding that Cisco supports 16 different public and private clouds.

The SAP Data Hub on Cisco Container Platform will be available from Cisco in November 2018. It is expected to be available on the SAP App Centre in Q1 2019.

The SAP/Cisco package was introduced as part of a larger SAP announcement that included a new version of the Data Hub which featured a new interface and additional management tools.


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