Intel Skylake Bare Metal Servers Certified to Support SAP HANA Workloads

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You asked, we delivered

We’re always listening to our customer’s needs, and we hear that there is a need for server flexibility to fit various workloads. Let’s take a quick look back. When we launched our first SAP HANA-certified servers in January 2017, customers were excited but said they needed bigger boxes. So in August 2017, we launched our next generation boxes, featuring up to eight sockets and 8 TB of RAM. While the largest customers were happy, some told us that they wanted an enterprise-class server, certified to support SAP HANA that targeted smaller database sizes. And we’re now delivering that to you.

SAP-certified bare metal configuration releases

IBM Cloud recently released three new SAP-certified bare metal configurations based on the Intel Skylake processor (see table below). All three configurations are fully certified by SAP for all production and non-production SAP HANA workloads.

Server NameProcessorRAM

BI.S3.H21922x Intel Skylake SP 6140192 GB

BI.S3.H23842x Intel Skylake SP 6140384 GB

BI.S3.H27682x Intel Skylake SP 6140768 GB

Available worldwide in all 57 IBM Cloud data centers, the new servers are configured to not just meet, but exceed the most stringent KPIs established by SAP. The servers can run the full SAP HANA product suite–from S/4, to BW/4, to Suite on HANA.

With Intel Skylake servers, you get the same bare metal power, the same control, the same flexibility, and the same inherent security that you’ve come to trust from IBM Cloud. And, it’s all available in a cost- and RAM-optimized package that’s perfect for OLAP or OLTP workloads at smaller database sizes.

Special promotional offer

To celebrate this milestone, IBM Cloud is showing our commitment to you with a special promotional offer:

Use promo code SAP2018 at checkout

*Starting today, and continuing through the end of the year, the three new HANA servers identified above will be 50% off list price for the first six months they’re in operation. We’re so confident that you’ll love them that we’re cutting the price while you get set up and running. Use promo code SAP2018 at checkout.

Despite having a rich history in groundbreaking technological innovation and a market-leading position in machine learning and artificial intelligence, IBM wants you to know that our commitment to you is our most important feature. We will always strive to make the partnership that the Fortune 2000 knows IBM best for: we’re available to every company on the planet.

So, no matter your company type, your database size, or your location on the globe, you can trust that IBM Cloud is the cloud for your business.

Order today

*Offer is valid while supplies last and will expire on December 31, 2018. These promotions cannot be combined on the same order form with other promos or offers. Valid on new or existing customer accounts. The promotions are limited to one per account. Use the promotional code at the time of checkout to apply the discounts listed in the promotions. The promotions are limited to the monthly billed applicable servers only. 180 days after the activation of the promotion, the discount will no longer apply and the customer will be billed the full amount, unless the applicable configurations are cancelled. The 50% discount applies to the IBM Cloud list price. Additional exclusions may apply.

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