Seminar As A Service

FlexPod and SAP HANA

The ability to quickly analyze an abundance of business information is clearly a competitive advantage. The SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) in-memory appliance gives organizations instant insight into business operations, while allowing them to react quickly to changing business conditions.

This comprehensive one-day seminar describes the value and benefits of the SAP HANA on FlexPod solution and helps you understand the required design and deployment decisions needed. You will explore the architecture and its components, including Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp’s Unified Storage System, and then discuss the unique benefits of this solution. You will also learn the essential information about implementation, management and deployment of SAP HANA on FlexPod.


Prior to attending, you should have a basic understanding of data center technologies and solutions.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this workshop is business and technical decision makers who need to understand the value and benefits of an SAP HANA on FlexPod implementation.


In this exciting one-day seminar, you will learn to:

  • Describe the benefits of the SAP HANA on FlexPod solution
  • Explain how SAP HANA influences the data center operations
  • Recognize the FlexPod architecture description and how it supports SAP HANA
  • Review and explain the SAP definition of an appliance
  • Describe the FlexPod solution advantages for management and operations

1: Overview of the Benefits of the SAP HANA on FlexPod Solution
  • Market Drivers for SAP HANA
  • SAP BWA Yesterday
  • SAP HANA – Today and Tomorrow
  • Computing Architecture
  • SAP Roadmap
2: Real Life – SAP HANA
  • SAP Definitions
  • Cisco and NetApp Answer
3: FlexPod Overview
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • FlexPod Architecture Overview
  • FlexPod Architecture – SAP Applications Built on FlexPod
  • FlexPod and SAP HANA Differentiation
4: Benefits of an Appliance-Style Delivery Model
  • SAP Appliance Definition
  • Cisco SAP HANA Solution
  • Cisco UCS – What is so Different?
  • NetApp Solutions – What Makes the Difference?
  • NetApp Snapshot Technology for Backup and Restore
  • Competitive View
5: Operations Overview
  • Cisco UCS Manager – Central Point of Maintenance and Operation
  • Service Profiles
  • Minimized Management Points
  • Reduced Cabling Effort


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