In an extensive survey of end users conducted by leading industry analyst firm IDC(1), EMC was named the #1 storage choice for SAP solutions and other mission critical environments. The survey ranks storage vendors based on how end users are deploying their technology with enterprise applications. Results of the survey show that more customers choose EMC storage than any other storage for their SAP environments. EMC, as a leading information infrastructure provider for SAP solutions, provides customers running SAP HANA with the availability, protection, and automation needed to further enable real-time analytics to gain competitive advantage.Designed to deliver proven Five-9's availability, award winning VNX storage delivers end-to-end data integrity, multiple RAID options, and proactive global sparing and diagnostics. Advanced software suites provide local and remote data protection, application protection, security and compliance. The VNX series delivers leadership performance, efficiency, and simplicity for demanding virtual application environments. VNX optimizes application performance that span the leading set of enterprise applications, as well as the SAP HANA platform. EMC's Unisphere® software provides a simple and intuitive interface for provisioning, monitoring and managing the VNX family. Executive Quote: Prasad Rampalli, Senior Vice President, EMC Global Solutions Group "EMC, SAP and Cisco are continuing their close collaboration by integrating best-of-breed technologies and delivering an industry-leading solution in scalability, availability and performance for SAP HANA customers. Today we are launching an "application-aware" SAP HANA infrastructure which addresses mission critical requirements for IT to accelerate their adoption of SAP HANA in Enterprise. We are excited to be a key part of this inflection point in the industry with "in-memory" computing on EMC Cisco infrastructure establishing a new normal for time-to-information and making real-time business decisions." David Yen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Business Group , Cisco "As data volumes in the enterprise continue to grow exponentially, the need for businesses to react to business events more quickly through real-time analysis and reporting of operational data is becoming a strategic imperative. SAP's HANA solution combined with EMC unified storage and Cisco's easy to manage, highly-scalable UCS architecture delivers a highly innovative and agile infrastructure to meet the demanding performance needs of real-time analytics."