SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 are now certified to fully support SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and the newly released SAP Business Suite 7. Customers should take advantage of the latest innovations through joint Microsoft and SAP development.

Customers realizing the benefits of moving their SAP business applications from Oracle/Unix- and IBM DB2-based environment include:

  • QR Limited acknowledges that Microsoft’s application platform, including Windows Server and SQL Server, provides availability that is equal or superior to their experiences on IBM DB2 and the mainframe. Since moving SAP to SQL Server, QR Limited is experiencing up to a 40 percent faster SAP transactional response time.
  • Kimball International Inc. recognizes up to 50 percent more processing power in using Microsoft’s Windows Server and SQL Server over an Oracle/Unix-based environment. Kimball International Inc. has achieved ROI within 12 months and has seen a savings of $450,000.

Additionally, enterprise customers will benefit from HP Microsoft Virtualization Infrastructure Service offerings, providing customers with technical resources, prescriptive guidance and best practices to enable virtualized implementations of SAP Business Suite 7 and other critical business applications. Service offerings include:

  • Virtualization strategy
  • Consolidation
  • Virtual Machine Management and Security

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