Symmetry, a leading enterprise application management and cloud hosting solutions provider, today announced it has further enhanced its cloud hosting platform engineered to support and manage production SAP and SAP HANA workloads alongside traditional IT workloads.
Symmetry, a certified SAP Hosting, Cloud and SAP HANA Operations provider, has certified and deployed Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Synergy, the world’s first platform architected for Composable Infrastructure – a new category of infrastructure that accelerates application delivery in both traditional and new IT environments.
By being one of the first managed service providers to deploy HPE Synergy, Symmetry has increased its ability to provide comprehensive and highly compliant virtual private cloud solutions supporting a wide range of IT workloads spanning SAP, SAP HANA, other critical third party applications and traditional IT workloads –all from a single platform.
HPE Synergy enables Symmetry to segment discreet resource pools for specific customer applications. For example, giving an SAP HANA workload its own prescribed mix of performance and availability, while at the same time—and on the same platform—giving a Hadoop deployment its own tier optimized for scale. It delivers the high reliability required for systems like SAP HANA while allowing the flexibility to include traditional IT workloads on the same platform and the ability to price both accordingly.
Previously, service providers had to maintain separate platforms as isolated islands of resources, making capacity utilization and resource allocation very difficult. This placed real limits on customer flexibility and resulted in higher infrastructure costs that had to be passed on to customers. CIOs were forced to choose one cloud service provider for performance-sensitive or scale applications and another for more mainstream workloads. The addition of HPE Synergy enables Symmetry to easily handle both, making management of hybrid cloud and hybrid IT workloads through a single pane of glass a reality.
“HPE Synergy is a technical differentiator that validates Symmetry’s vision, our technical and business understanding of our clients IT needs, and what we have done to create a next-generation private cloud platform,” said Christian Teeft, CTO and SVP of Cloud Services, Symmetry. “More importantly, we are now delivering industry-first flexibility and pricing control for mixed workload management backed by a deep technical expertise and a collaborative, high touch customer experience.”
“HPE Synergy is the ideal platform for forward thinking service providers specializing in hybrid infrastructure and managing multiple workloads – from traditional IT to cloud,” said Paul Miller, Vice President of Marketing, Converged Data Center Infrastructure Group at HPE. “Symmetry’s expanded platform, powered by HPE Synergy, further solidifies its role as a leading national provider with the capability and credentials to deliver and manage hybrid cloud solutions that support complex, business critical applications.”
The platform also features leading edge technologies such as Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), and Palo Alto Networks firewalls that together enable new levels of customer self-service and software-defined management. It is supported by a comprehensive automation and orchestration platform that enables customers to deploy the resources they need, when they need them—along with real-time visibility into performance metrics and usage. Technical advancements are focused on maximizing redundancy, optimizing disaster recovery, and delivering high availability services.