With these technologies, NetApp is part of the solution that supports customers running classic SAP solutions as well as SAP HANA. The building-block-style architecture supports logically unlimited scalability and offers high availability for support of non-stop operations.NetApp storage and data management solutions, including the Cisco and NetApp-developed FlexPod, complement SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management in the automation of routine administration tasks; reduction of costs, hardware resources and power; and simplification of landscape management of SAP solutions. All NetApp solutions for SAP applications enable the acceleration of business success by leveraging an agile data infrastructure. Specifically, customers can deliver impact faster, achieve non-disruptive operations and scale their solution without limits and without complexity. "Through our expanded relationship with SAP, businesses now have access to powerful integrated solutions that help to reduce total cost of operations and drive greater business agility," said Rob Salmon, executive vice president, Field Operations, NetApp. "NetApp storage solutions ease the deployment and management of landscapes running SAP solutions and accelerate the transition our customers are making to cloud-based agile data infrastructures." Future PlansSAP and NetApp plan to extend their collaboration into new areas to drive additional benefits for customers. Areas of new co-innovation may include SAP database solutions, further integrations around SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management and cloud-based system management automation, and optimizing performance and availability of data management solutions for SAP HANA. For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. About NetAppNetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com. Use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between NetApp and any other company.