The University of Magdeburg reduced operating costs 30-40% with HP-UX 11i on Integrity servers running HP Virtualized Infrastructure Solutions for mySAP™ Business Suite, lowering TCO.
Increased agility, reduced costs with HP virtualization for SAP
"With the HP Virtualized Infrastructure
-- Prof. Claus Rautenstrauch, Faculty for Informatics,
Director of the Magdeburg HCC
Industry and academia now demand that graduates demonstrate extensive practical skills in addition to theoretical knowledge. Given the wide distribution of SAP within industry, it makes sense then to train students in this leading software. To assist, SAP has provided free software to German universities and colleges through the HCC at the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg since 2000.
The HCC infrastructure is based on HP servers running HP-UX Operating System and HP StorageWorks. Access is made via the Internet. This is cost-effective for customers as they are already interconnected via the German Research Network. The HCC is linked to the Network by fiber-optic, while internally the servers are connected by HP ProCurve switches – which makes access to SAP via the Internet simple and cost effective.
The University of Magdeburg operates an SAP University
HP Virtualized Infrastructure Solutions
for mySAP™ Business
Effective peak load management by
distributing SAP applications to various servers.
ensures optimal usage of hardware, which enables consolidation
of existing hardware. Consolidations
helps reduce IT operating costs by some 30 to 40 percent.
The HCC can continue to provide a professional, educational
service at a more cost effective price and
with greater agility to meet future demand.