Dynamic data: Fujitsu Siemens Computers to launch Solutions Center for SAP apps

Fujitsu Siemens Computers says its EMC Velocity Signature Solution Center will focus on enabling customers to accelerate the analysis of large business intelligence data sets using SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Accelerator software as well as the dynamic infrastructure solution FlexFrame for SAP, running on Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY servers and the NetWorker Backup Suite back-up and recovery solution.
By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff January 5, 2008

Fujitsu Siemens Computers will open Europe’s first EMC Velocity Signature Solution Center early this year. The Solution Center in Walldorf, Germany, which also is supported by AMD and Cisco , is the first such center for SAP application-based solutions in EMEA.
The center will focus on enabling customers to accelerate the analysis of large business intelligence (BI) data sets using SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Accelerator software as well as the dynamic infrastructure solution FlexFrame for SAP, running on Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY servers and the NetWorker Backup Suite back-up and recovery solution.
By combining professional services and IT infrastructure products from both EMC and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, users benefit from integrated solutions for sophisticated SAP applications. This will combine features such as high performance, availability, and economy.
In the new Solution Center, customers have an opportunity to test and assess their systems in real-life environments. The center also will offer concrete support in the planning and implementation of migration projects with comparison and performance tests in real-life environments, along with actual proof of execution provide midsize and large companies with a solid basis for decision-making.
According to Dr. Bernd Heinrichs, director, Field Market Development, Cisco Deutschland, “The Solution Center also shows companies that the direct integration of SAP applications in an intelligent Cisco IP network can make them more agile and more flexible. They can react faster to market opportunities and risks, and are more able than ever to meet compliance requirements.”
Application Scenarios Model application scenarios illustrate how the Fujitsu Siemens Computers and EMC components work together in integrated solutions, underlining, for example, how the FlexFrame for SAP solution is able to automatically add instances within a server pool in a dynamic IT infrastructure and how SAP applications are rebooted on a server. Along with Linux or Solaris operating systems, SAP software is stored on and accessed from a centralised EMC storage repository. The SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator running on servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers effectively illustrates how it increases the flexibility and speed at which large BI data sets are analysed, in a solution that combines ideally matched building blocks from SAP, EMC and Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
Information also is available on archiving solutions as well as the application and configuration options offered by VMware server virtualisation technology. The center presents customers with the chance to test back-up scenarios using the NetWorker Backup Suite: an EMC solution to which Fujitsu Siemens Computers has added a number of SAP solution-specific modules.