July 11, 2012 // By: Heather McIlvaine // Where Tech and Business Meet
“This approach allows us to better align our strategy with SAP and develop complementary solutions and services for the sake of our mutual customers,” explains Thomas Pickel, head of SAP Solutions at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.
“We’re able to act quickly on important innovations and developments in the SAP portfolio and create powerful end-to-end SAP solutions with quantified business value. For the customer, this means we can do a better job of helping you keep up with the SAP strategy and making sure you benefit quickly from business solutions based on the newest technology and services.”
In-memory technology is one key area where Fujitsu is helping SAP customers stay on the cutting edge of innovation at SAP.
“We were involved with SAP HANA from the very beginning,” says Pickel. “It was during the initial engagements with the Hasso Plattner Institute that we saw the opportunity to bring technology and an innovative in-memory software platform together and combine them into a scalable in-memory appliance offering.”
Since then, Fujitsu has been able to deliver some industry firsts in the in-memory area. They are the first SAP HANA partner to offer a certified HANA multi-node scale-out infrastructure, and right now, they are the only SAP technology partner to offer a certified appliance for analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One. And it doesn’t stop there.
“We have an entire scalable appliance solution portfolio for customers of all sizes. That includes HANA SmartStart offerings based on SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. And we defined a visionary roadmap to combine HANA with our proven FlexFrame product. This will enable us to support customers in flexible and cost-efficient operations of their SAP landscapes and get them ready for cloud environments and the SAP real-time platform,” says Pickel.