SUSE recently announced SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available free as part of a new offering SAP HANA, express edition. The combination of the leading Linux platform for SAP solutions and SAP HANA in a streamlined package is designed to allow Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X users to develop new SAP HANA- based applications more easily and conveniently.
This streamlined version of SAP HANA can be downloaded and installed on laptops, desktops or servers, either as a virtual machine based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications or as a binary installation package for all supported Linux environments with Intel chipsets. It can also be accessed in the cloud for an additional cloud infrastructure fee.
"The speed of change in today's data center can overtake even the most-vigilant IT staff," said Naji Almahmoud, Vice President of Cloud and Software Alliances for SUSE. "Businesses need to be agile, and the simplicity of the express edition of SAP HANA means developers can more quickly and cost effectively provide tools so enterprise customers can be agile. It will allow them to take better advantage of the power of SAP HANA to meet change head-on and make better decisions for their businesses."