Novell today announced advancements in the joint development agreement between Novell and SAP AG. As part of the ongoing initiative, SAP has integrated PlateSpin Orchestrate, part of the virtualization and workload management suite from Novell, with the SAP NetWeaver Adaptive Computing Controller tool within the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. Additionally, SAP has chosen SUSE Linux Enterprise as the operating system for the latest version of the SAP Discovery system, available for the first time as a virtual appliance. These advances enable customers to dramatically increase the manageability and portability of SAP applications and simplify the installation of SAP Discovery system, helping them reduce cost, complexity and risk.
PlateSpin Orchestrate integration with SAP NetWeaver Adaptive Computing Controller
PlateSpin Orchestrate enables the optimization of Xen virtual machines running SAP solutions. With PlateSpin Orchestrate, SAP NetWeaver Adaptive Computing Controller can now:
- Intelligently optimize performance of SAP solutions in any virtual infrastructure.
- Perform virtual machine lifecycle operations (e.g., create, destroy, suspend, power on/off, reset, shutdown, restart).
- Migrate virtual machines running SAP applications to maximize resources.
- Dynamically provision new virtual machines to meet a specified SAP service level target.
SUSE Linux Enterprise selected as the appliance operating system for SAP Discovery system
SAP Discovery system version 4 is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise, running on VMware ESXi as the hypervisor. This system is a preconfigured hardware appliance that can be used to test-drive SAP software technologies. Novell is helping SAP to automate the installation process for advanced SAP business solutions built on SUSE Linux Enterprise, in order to minimize the time and effort associated with set-up and maintenance. Using SAP Discovery system together with SUSE Linux Enterprise enables customers who are evaluating SAP business solutions to experience the reliability and interoperability of SUSE Linux Enterprise while exploring the advantages of running SAP solutions as an appliance.
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