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Dell, SAP Unveil New Offerings for Big Data Analytics, IoT and Virtualized Environments

Today at the 2016 SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, Dell announced new efforts developed in collaboration with SAP to deliver greater performance, insight and agility for organizations processing large volumes of data. This new set of offerings could help customers optimize SAP solution environments running on clouds; deploy IoT enabled solutions; build on specialized healthcare applications; and streamline data migration and analytics with Dell’s services.

International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that by 2020 the amount of high-value data worth analyzing will double, and 60 percent of information delivered to decision makers will be actionable. The Dell Global SAP Center of Excellence opened in 2015 to enable the two companies to work more closely to solve customer challenges related to data insights.

“Customers today are looking for easier-to-deploy and simpler-to-manage solutions to help them gain business insights,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager of Dell Engineered Solutions, HPC and Cloud. “With today’s announcements, Dell builds on its extensive portfolio and offers specialized solutions that meet unique customer needs, enabling them to deliver their desired business outcomes.”

Delivering Advanced Analytics to the Mid-Market

Dell and SAP aim to help mid-market customers compete in the digital marketplace. This month, Dell will be the first to offer customers the SAP HANA Edge edition, advanced version and SAP Predictive Analytics, available on Dell server platforms in North America. The company plans to offer a fully integrated appliance, the Dell Validated System for SAP HANA Edge, globally in the third quarter. The appliance claims to synchronize data to reduce the cost of gaining business insights and includes SAP’s predictive analytics libraries native to SAP HANA, SAP Predictive Analytics with advanced data modeler capabilities.

Optimizing Workloads in the Cloud

Additionally, the company showcased Dell Automation and Cloud for SAP Software, allowing customers to deploy virtualized SAP solution environments on a VMware-based cloud platform. The software also allows for automated provisioning and management of virtualized SAP systems and greater visibility with VMware vRealize Operations.

New Internet of Things Program

As part of the recently-launched IoT Solutions Partner Program, Dell and SAP are collaborating to develop a broad range of end-to-end solutions with SAP HANA, IoT client for SAP HANA and transaction availability for remote sites solution, working in connection with Dell Edge Gateways for industries spanning oil and gas to retail.

One new IoT development includes SAP HANA and Cloudera Hadoop to allow customers to gather and deploy information from sensors easily and turn that information into actionable insights. Dell is showing the architecture at SAPPHIRE NOW and in the Global SAP Center of Excellence.

Announcing Industry-Specialized Tools

With a track-record in the healthcare industry, Dell announced an optimized architecture for SAP Foundation for Health, which is built in collaboration with Intel and SAP. With patient care, first-time accuracy, speed and reliability as top requirements in the medical field, this architecture looks to enable healthcare organizations to analyze large amounts of unstructured data to deliver patient-centered, information-driven healthcare.

Built on the SAP HANA platform and powered by Dell PowerEdge servers, SAP Foundation for Health provides a flexible clinical data warehouse model for industry-focused data integration management and real-time analytics on large-scale data.

Two additional announcements include a partnership with Auritas, an information lifecycle management (ILM) consulting firm and Dell SAP Services's creation of an innovation lab for SAP S/4HANA located in Plano, Texas.

Article published by Anna Hill
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