Category Archives: Blog

SAP Hana and Virtualisation – Is it possible?

In general, genuine virtualisation has not been on the radar of organisations implementing HANA on commodity infrastructure. It’s not that well known perhaps, but the IBM Power platform running Linux has been fully enabled to properly virtualise HANA workloads in both scale up and scale out architectures. In a comprehensive article on LinkedIn,  Sundata's IBM Power…
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The benefits – and challenge – of lithium ion batteries for UPS

While lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have been used commercially for more than 20 years in various applications, they typically haven’t been adopted as batteries for static data centre UPSs. This was mainly because Li-ion cells that provided UPS vendors with the right balance between price, energy density, power, safety, and reliability for static UPS applications simply…
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Spectre and Meltdown: In plain English

In January details emerged of a new security risk. Known as Meltdown and Spectre, the two vulnerabilities, if exploited, would enable hackers to steal data from processors used in computers, mobile devices and cloud computing.   Key Points: Spectre and Meltdown are different to the vulnerabilities we often hear about because they are hardware based,…
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S4 and HANA – a shotgun marriage made in heaven.

SAP has placed a large and immovable stake in the ground in announcing that customers who choose to run its flagship business suite SAP S4 on anything other than a HANA database will only receive technical support up until 2025. While that may seem some time off, for anyone locked into an Oracle contract or…
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Artificial Intelligence will change how you do business.

It’s a brave soul who predicts the future, but it’s also a blind one who doesn’t at least consider how it might look. In the case of business and artificial intelligence, that maxim probably applies double. AI will certainly have major impacts on business, so not considering what they might be would be naïve in…
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