For SAP Business Applications

A ready-to-use, fully supported SAP environment in a single package

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for SAP Business Applications includes the infrastructure software stack you need for the best possible operation of SAP applications. Plus enterprise-class service and support.

Ready to go out of the box

As a Red Hat customer, you can get a ready-to-use, fully supported SAP environment in one package for new installations and for migrations of existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

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Mature software

This premium offering of mature software was specifically developed by Red Hat in collaboration with SAP and our partners who support SAP. Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and supporting the Resilient Storage Add-On, this variant includes:

  • The JavaDevelopment Kit (JDK).
  • Critical libraries.
  • High-availability agent scripts developed specifically for running SAP.

Quick problem resolution

Red Hat and SAP have joined forces to support this offering in both physical and virtual deployments. If any issues arise, Red Hat's support team works directly with SAP to give you a single point of contact for quick resolution.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server A versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 that can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging of missions:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of the market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.
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BENEFITS & FEATURES

Responsive customer support

2 support teams at your service

Not only have we packaged the technology environment required to run SAP business applications, Red Hat and SAP have linked our support organizations.

Fast and streamlined

At Red Hat, we provide global 24x7 support services for our customers who run SAP business applications. But Red Hat and SAP took it a step further. To make sure our joint customers get the best possible support, we established a cooperative support agreement that speeds issue resolution and streamlines customer communication.

With 2 world-class support teams backing you, rest assured that you're taken care of—so you can focus on running your business.

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Higher performance

Red Hat Enterprise Linux excels in high-performance, transaction-based applications, like SAP Business Applications in both physical and virtual environments.

Using current multicore commodity hardware, SAP customers who have migrated their SAP applications from legacy UNIX systems have experienced many-fold performance improvements—along with less cost and a smaller footprint.

Collaborative engineering for better products

Better together

Red Hat's partner engineering team works with SAP to ensure that SAP products are optimized and certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat maintains a full-time engineering presence on-site at SAP to bolster the ongoing working relationship between the SAP Linux Lab and Red Hat product development. Plus, SAP has access to pre-release versions of Red Hat software, and Red Hat includes testing of SAP software against development versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a nightly test suite provided by SAP.

Better results

This relationship has resulted in:

  • The addition of SAP-specific features for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Joint testing.
  • Problem resolution.
  • Ongoing performance work by Red Hat.
  • Close cooperation between the partners around virtualization.
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Designed-in security

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is designed by—and for—the most security-conscious organizations in the world. We lead the way in developing new security technology, making a secure operating system architecture affordable and mainstream.

High-level Linux security

Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), a Red Hat Enterprise Linux feature, was developed in coordination with the open source community and the National Security Agency to provide the highest levels of security for the Linux operating system. This kind of functionality was previously available only in special-purpose operating systems for the military.

Preventing memory-based attacks

Red Hat Enterprise Linux features many innovations to prevent buffer overflow and other memory-based attacks:

  • Fortify Source
  • Stack-smashing protection (canary values)
  • Pointer encryption
  • SELinux memory protection
HOW TO BUY

Contact Red Hat Sales

Contact Red Hat Sales to learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications, to get an evaluation copy, or to purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications.

Find a reseller

Red Hat works with an ecosystem of partners to build, optimize, and deliver complete solutions. Through our global network of leading hardware, software, and service provider vendors, Red Hat offers you a wealth of proven technology solutions that solve real-world business challenges.

Purchasing guide

Read our purchasing guide for information on how to buy Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

A versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 that can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing

Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging of missions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER

Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of the market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications

Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.

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