Services innovation lab for SAP-HANA creates superior solutions for customers
Recently a new innovation lab for SAP HANA was unveiled, intended to help its customers evaluate the SAP HANA in-memory relational database management system (RDBMS) and SAP S/4HANA business suite.
Dell and ViRSO IT would show customers the lab will also include a co-innovation lab to help customers develop and test solutions, and temporarily use the environment for upgrades and rollout projects. ViRSO IT and Dell are also offering a set of consulting services around the innovation lab to help customers identify potential value, create a business use case and develop zero-impact migration plans.
“A lot of our existing SAP customers we service have questions,” says Simon Spence, global director of the Dell SAP practice, Dell Services. “They need to identify what their roadmap needs to be making of this transformation: why they would do it, when they would do it, how would they do it.”
The innovation lab consists of a virtual environment that will help customers answer those questions, allowing them to evaluate the environment before making an acquisition decision, and then jumpstart development after the acquisition of licenses. The lab is built on the latest and greatest Dell hardware running HANA, placed in the Dell cloud environment, with 30 TB of capacity that can support 20 to 25 customers at any one time.
That capacity can be used to fully configure solutions for prototyping or proof of concepts. It offers a personalized user experience that encompasses mission-critical business processes from sales and finance to manufacturing and procurement. Customers can jumpstart and fine-tune solutions to benchmark performance results and facilitate rapid adoption. In addition, Spence notes that the lab serves as an accelerator for applications like analytics and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
The lab can do demonstrations with a preconfigured S/4 environment that allows customers to understand the environment’s capabilities.