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HP and SAP summon Channel to release the ‘Kraken’

3/06/2014 by

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HP has called on the channel to help it bring the promise of Big Data to the market with the launch of its expanded converged system portfolio for SAP HANA.

The call comes as HP delivers the largest SAP-certified solution to date – the new ConvergedSystem 900 – under an HP and SAP co-innovation initiative entitled project Kraken at SAP Sapphire Now 2014.

HP director and general manager, server and converged systems, South Pacific, Raj Thakur, said the market was at crossroads, and that HP was looking for more partners who could take their end-to-end solution to the market place.

“It enables the channel to bring the promise of Big Data and analytics to our customer set,” he said.

“There’s very few converged end-to-end systems that channel partners can take to customers. This is a to move into high value services.

“It’s a really quick way for them to get into this as-a-service model.

Thakur said HP would take away the pain for channel partners to get Big Data as-a-service systems up and running.

“Channel partners can provide this as a service and shift into cloud service environments,” he said.

“An end-to-end strategy will allow channel partners to participate in bringing analytics to the market place.

“We are now working very hard to start opening this up to more channel partners and a larger ecosystem.”

Thakur said the biggest challenge was for the channel to understand who the decision makers were around big data analytics.

“It’s the line of business,” he said.

This article has been extracted from http://www.arnnet.com.au, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/546549/hp_sap_summon_channel_release_kraken_/

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