Within this project, the main objective was to provide a hardware solution to cover the requirements of implementing an ERP based on SAP HANA.
Thus, in the initial phase, we performed the analysis of the specific requirements of the solution architecture based on Fujtisu Primequest 2800, a server dedicated to the mission-critical application area, SAP HANA certificate. It is based on a solution that allows the accommodation of up to 4 physical partitions, physically and logically isolated. Each partition is equipped with two Intel Xeon E7-8880v4 processors, with 22C / 44T, as well as 768 GB of RAM.
Taking into account the facilitation of the allocation and administration of storage resources, but also the decrease of solution costs, it was decided to integrate a FUJITSU ETERNUS DX200 storage equipment, certified for SAP HANA, to host all HDDs and SSDs necessary for this implementation.
The implemented solution based on Fujtisu Primequest technology provided the necessary resources for the installation of SAP HANA, as well as the 3 database instances for Productiv, respectively 4 instances for the DEV / QAS environment. In addition to the advantages of scaling the solution over time, the Primequest-based system also provides the necessary redundancy for such an application:
- The two processing blades, being identically equipped, ensure hardware redundancy; if one of the blades encounters a malfunction, its functionality is taken over by the second blade
- The two communication blades also ensure redundancy in communications, so that in the event of a defect in one of the blades, communications will continue to be functional.
- The six power supplies ensure both the operation in the optimal parameters of the chassis, as well as the redundancy to the power supply necessary for it, if one of the sources encounters a malfunction.
The communications infrastructure at all locations in the country has been improved by replacing the dedicated line solution between locations with a VPN secure communications solution using Fortinet technologies. Significant reductions in operating costs have been achieved and greater visibility of national infrastructure and data security has been achieved.