SAP Certifies Its Applications To Run On Red Hat

Red Hat today announced that SAP AG, the largest provider of business software solutions in the world, has certified the SAP NetWeaver platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform. The certification includes the virtualization technology embedded in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 for use with SAP applications.

SAP's certification helps ensure that all criteria necessary for full interoperability of Red Hat solutions with all modules of SAP NetWeaver are in compliance. All features included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform, representing the ideal foundation for enterprise-critical server applications, fulfilled SAP's certification criteria. Furthermore, it offers a complete solution stack through the integration of Red Hat Global File System (GFS), Cluster Suite, SELinux and further technologies for high availability, storage management and security. The virtualization technologies included in Advanced Platform have been successfully tested by SAP during the certification procedure and can be used in production environments after a general release of virtualized SAP application-based Linux environments over the course of the year.

"Customers can substantially reduce costs, time and effort with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform that would only otherwise be possible through the purchase, implementation and maintenance of software for virtualization, storage management and high availability," said Werner Knoblich, vice president and general manager EMEA at Red Hat. "At the end of the day, with Advanced Platform, customers can put their money back into their core business instead of investing heavily in costly infrastructure. This certification of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 by SAP, a Red Hat Premium Partner, underlines the close partnership of the two market leaders and brings additional innovation and investment security for enterprise customers."

Red Hat holds the largest worldwide open source eco-system, presently with more than 1,600 certified ISV Partners.