Architect SAP on Azure


Supported Platforms

Supported platforms

  • SAP HANA is a certified workload in Microsoft Azure and runs on virtual machines or on bare-metal Azure HANA Large Instance (HLI) servers, which are designed for the largest HANA deployments that require massive amounts of memory

  • Up to 24 TB scale-up, and 60 TB scale-out

  • All database revisions starting from SAP HANA 1.0 SP12 are supported, including all releases of SAP HANA 2.0

  • OLAP applications such as SAP BW or SAP BW/4HANA, can be deployed as a scale-out solution

Why SAP HANA certified platforms?

  • SAP HANA database performance is highly dependent on the underlying hardware

  • SAP provides the SAP HANA Hardware and Cloud Measurement Tools (HCMTs) that vendors must
    use to validate that their platform meets the required key performance indicators

There are two main ways to reduce costs when running HANA on Azure

  • Use non-certified VMs

  • Cost-conscious storage configuration