What’s new with your favorite virtualization companies and executives.


Check out what’s happening in your area, from webinars to lunch and learns.


Get the scoop on the latest technology news from industry experts.

How To’s

Step by step instructions on a variety of need to know virtualization topics.


Take a look at the industries most recent company and product annoucements.

Home » News

Red Hat Brings the Power and Flexibility of Red Hat Virtualization to SAP HANA® Environments

Submitted by on March 8, 2018 – 10:36 pmNo Comment

Leading open source virtualization solution now certified to run virtualized SAP HANA workloads, bringing cost-effectiveness, high performance and scalability to enterprise big data operations

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Virtualization now supports the SAP HANA® platform, a market-leading in-memory data and application development platform for running big data workloads. Red Hat is now able to offer an operating system (Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA) and hypervisor that are both validated for use with SAP HANA environments, providing a level of open standardization to organizations seeking greater choice of virtualized solutions, operational efficiencies and cost reductions in their datacenters.

Red Hat

“Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”

Tweet this

A scalable, flexible, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) powered virtualization solution, Red Hat Virtualization provides an open, easy to use, and more secure virtualization platform that can handle diverse workloads, like those posed by big data applications and analysis, without extensive modifications or custom hardware. By now supporting SAP HANA deployments, Red Hat Virtualization helps customers consolidate physical hardware to reduce IT expenses without losing operating capacity or functionality. Additionally, Red Hat Virtualization forms a solid foundation for innovative technologies, like Linux containers and cloud computing, while remaining easy to integrate with existing IT investments.

Because Red Hat Virtualization forms the basis for many of Red Hat’s next-generation computing technologies, this capability further enables customers to standardize on the Red Hat portfolio for their SAP HANA deployments. This can help to extend the flexibility of customer big data operations and provide more options when it comes to scaling to address extreme computing tasks.


Red Hat Virtualization support for SAP HANA workloads is available today.

Supporting Quotes

Gunnar Hellekson, senior director, Product Management, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat
“Red Hat is committed to delivering customer choice at all levels of the technology stack, from foundational technologies like the operating system and hypervisor to next-generation solutions built on Linux containers and OpenStack. Red Hat Virtualization for SAP HANA demonstrates this commitment by providing a scalable, flexible and open platform upon which to run big data workloads and associated applications without the need for proprietary software lock-in or custom hardware.”

Christoph Theis, head of SAP Services, Finanz Informatik Technologie Services
“To deliver the absolute reliability and fast performance that our financial services and insurance customers expect for their critical enterprise transactions, we needed a robust virtualization platform. Choosing Red Hat Virtualization means that we can deliver a high-performing, cloud-based SAP HANA solution that meets our customers’ requirements, and can do so in a cost-effective manner.”

Additional Resources

  • Learn more about Red Hat and SAP solutions
  • Read more about Red Hat Virtualization

Connect with Red Hat

  • Learn more about Red Hat
  • Get more news in the Red Hat newsroom
  • Read the Red Hat blog
  • Follow Red Hat on Twitter
  • Join Red Hat on Facebook
  • Watch Red Hat videos on YouTube
  • Join Red Hat on Google+
  • Follow Red Hat on LinkedIn

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; delays or reductions in information technology spending; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; fluctuations in exchange rates; the effects of industry consolidation; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; the ability to meet financial and operational challenges encountered in our international operations; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at, including those found therein under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

SAP, SAPPHIRE NOW and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See for additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Shadowman logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. The OpenStack Word Mark is either a registered trademark/service mark or trademark/service mark of the OpenStack Foundation, in the United States and other countries, and is used with the OpenStack Foundation’s permission. Red Hat is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation, or the OpenStack community.


Red Hat, Inc.
John Terrill, +1-571-421-8132