Gartner Research

Optimizing Server Platforms for Deploying SAP HANA

Published: 15 May 2018

ID: G00355594

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Daniel Bowers , Donald Feinberg


Industry momentum remains high for SAP HANA, yet the impact of application migration to S/4HANA and the cloud is affecting the market. I&O leaders should use our platform landscape model to assess SAP HANA hardware providers by market share, system size, virtualization and project maturity.

Table Of Contents


  • HANA Hardware Platforms — Then and Now
  • How Gartner Measures Today's HANA Hardware Landscape
  • The Evolution of the SAP HANA Vendor Market
  • The Use of Virtualization in Test/Dev and Early Production
  • SUSE Remains the Dominant Operating System, Although Opportunities Exist Elsewhere

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