bigstock-business-internet-and-technol-59366216-1-300x200SAP HANA® is more than just another database. It’s a new way of organizing and processing data, which simultaneously boosts the performance of mission critical business applications and simplifies your IT architecture. Because of the cost of SAP HANA appliances and the complexity of planning and executing an SAP migration, however, many companies never give it serious consideration.


It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Finding the right SAP HANA partner can streamline your experience. You can cut costs and complexity by planning, migrating, and running your SAP HANA cloud with Symmetry.


SAP HANA is a game changer. The choices you make about IT infrastructure should be strategic decisions. The right system at the right price can give you benefits across the business spectrum. Because SAP HANA resides in memory, it is much faster than anything that came before, speeding up both OLAP and OLTP. Additionally, it’s designed around high availability. Hardware features, like mirroring and redundant power supplies, combined with sophisticated software features to create save points and logs to immediately detect and remedy crashes and other failures can make your system more dependable than ever.


The benefits stretch across your business. Computationally intensive analytics that would have tied up your SAP installation for hours or days can be done in a fraction of that time, some almost instantly, resulting in better business intelligence with more current data. Customer wait times — often a key determiner of purchasing decisions — are cut drastically. Both hardware and software are more dependable than ever, boosting productivity and adoption. It’s win after win after win.


But of course, all of this comes at a hefty price — literally. SAP HANA appliances aren’t cheap, and neither are HANA experts. Add the cost of maintaining the application, hardware; powering, heating and cooling a data center; failover systems and DR, and many enterprises give up on SAP HANA migration without ever seriously considering it.


An SAP HANA cloud is affordable and dependable. Symmetry’s SAP HANA cloud hosting can save our partners up to 50% of what they’d spend on SAP HANA appliances, and that’s just the start. Our SAP managed services are scalable, so you’ll only have to pay for what they use. That means you don’t have to buy and maintain new hardware ahead of time to prepare for future growth.


Symmetry’s managed services also make it cheaper to build and run your SAP implementation. As a strategic planning partner, we’ll help you design and size an SAP HANA cloud that meets your needs and budget. We’ll plan your SAP migration in detail with costs upfront, minimal downtime and no unexpected delays. Our SAP certified technicians will test the system at every step and provide thorough post go-live tuning to make sure you get the maximum performance benefits from your SAP HANA cloud.


A partner for your entire SAP HANA cloud. When you work with separate hosting, DR, and Compliance as a Service (CaaS) vendors, they rarely work as a team. Your CaaS people may not fully understand your hosting or DR, for example, which can compromise your security. As experts in security and compliance and enterprise cloud disaster recovery, we can protect your investment more effectively. Our full-time, U.S.-based team will work together to make sure your SAP HANA cloud is secure, disaster-proof and blazingly fast.


Get the SAP HANA advantage. SAP HANA’s in-memory database is simply the fastest thing out there; you’ll be able to serve your customers better and make the most of analytics, giving you an edge in everything you do. Symmetry’s SAP HANA cloud services can help you save money without sacrificing performance.


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About Kevin Knuese - Vice President of SAP Solutions

As Vice President of SAP Solutions, Kevin Knuese leads Symmetry’s SAP Cloud Hosting and SAP HANA solution development efforts. After decades of problem solving within the IT world, Knuese provides strategic leadership to help navigate the complex world of SAP application management for Symmetry’s valued customers. Working shoulder to shoulder with our customers’ executive management team, Knuese assess business requirements to ensure the IT infrastructure in place is meeting the enterprise needs, while providing operational guidance to leverage emerging technologies. Knuese ensures Symmetry customers are delivered tailored enterprise cloud solutions that are expertly managed, with state-of-the art security and built in scalability to grow as our customers’ businesses grow. He is a sought after thought leader and can be frequently seen presenting on the main stage at leading edge IT conferences in the U.S. and around the world.