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SAP HANA speed meets hyperconverged simplicity

Deploy and Manage SAP HANA with Simplicity, Scalability

For decades, customers have trusted their mission-critical workloads to run on Lenovo’s ultra-reliable, high-performing platforms. Now Lenovo offers businesses with SAP HANA deployments an opportunity to reap the efficiencies and cost savings of hyperconverged infrastructure powered by Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software.

By migrating SAP landscapes and SAP HANA workloads from complex, multi-tiered legacy architectures to hyperconverged clusters, customers can enjoy the simplicity, scalability, and cost-savings of hyperconverged infrastructure, which consolidates storage and compute into a single virtual pool with a single, simple management interface.

The result is a streamlined data center with reduced overhead and maintenance. At the same time, hyperconverged customers can leverage their existing IT to deploy SAP HANA.

Engineered and optimized for SAP HANA, the new Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Solution for SAP HANA delivers extreme speed, high availability, and dramatic data-center efficiency for SAP HANA workloads in hyperconverged clusters. It comes backed by Lenovo Professional Services so you can rely on Lenovo’s deep SAP expertise to deploy SAP HANA with confidence.

Developed in close collaboration with Lenovo's long-standing partners, SAP and Nutanix, the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX HANA Series includes:

  • Mission-critical performance and ultra-reliability of Lenovo’s platforms married with the dramatic efficiency and cost savings of the industry-leading Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS
  • Factory-integrated, validated, and configured with preloaded Nutanix software on Lenovo HX platforms, using best-recipe firmware
  • Lenovo Professional Services deployment of SAP HANA software onsite for a seamless customer experience
  • 24/7 Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support, plus SAP HANA solution support from Lenovo's SAP experts

Deliver Greater Reliability, Performance

Successfully running SAP HANA analytics workloads requires mission-critical performance and 24/7 availability, plus easy scalability. Businesses that can accomplish this with minimized operating expenses and footprint can gain a long-term advantage over their competition.

As an SAP HANA market leader, Lenovo has teamed with SAP for more than 30 years and has shipped more than 10,000 SAP HANA systems.

Customer Satisfaction, World Records

Lenovo's deep heritage with SAP translates into a seamless customer experience — from initial planning and architecture through deployment, lifecycle management, and support. Also, for nearly five years in a row, Lenovo servers have ranked as the industry's most reliable platforms†.

They also hold the industry's highest customer satisfaction ratingǂ. As a result, you can run your SAP HANA workloads with outstanding uptime on ThinkAgile HX.

Lenovo XClarity, a fast and intuitive resource management tool, captures industry-leading proactive platform alerts, enabling administrators to migrate workloads or replace failing components without incurring downtime. For reduced manual entry, customers can optionally leverage ThinkAgile XClarity Integrator for Nutanix, which automates HX discovery and authentication.

ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator, an industry-first integration between Lenovo switches and Nutanix Prism, reduces human error and downtime by automating switch configuration in response to changes in the virtual network.

Plus, Lenovo platforms have a tradition of delivering world-record benchmarks, including the world records for SAP BW* and SD2 tier performance.** Run your SAP HANA workloads with blazing-fast speed, Lenovo uptime, and Nutanix simplicity.

Bottom Line

ThinkAgile HX Series appliances, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, enable you to simplify your IT infrastructure and drive down costs through the combination of preloaded easy-to-use software on powerful, extremely reliable hardware. All ThinkAgile HX Series models are backed by world-class Lenovo services and support.

ThinkAgile Advantage: Personalized Support

ThinkAgile Advantage, in available countries, provides a first-class support experience to make the most of your ThinkAgile products and solutions. You’ll skip the wait and connect directly with skilled technicians through your own dedicated phone line for real-time triaging and troubleshooting.

As a single point of contact, your dedicated Lenovo specialist will own your support case end-to-end, ensuring a faster and more seamless resolution. You’ll also enjoy faster time to productivity and reduced system disruption, thanks to the plan’s hardware and software deployment benefit from the Lenovo Professional Services team.

Additionally, in coordination with SAP, Lenovo's specialized SAP experts will provide SAP solution support.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power that are changing business and society.

For More Information

To learn more about ThinkAgile HX Solution for SAP HANA, contact your Lenovo representative or Business Partner or visit For detailed specifications, consult the ThinkAgile HX7820 Appliance or HX7821 Certified Node product guides.

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ThinkAgile HX Solution for SAP HANA

The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Solution for SAP HANA includes the ThinkAgile HX7820 Appliance for SAP HANA and the ThinkAgile HX7821 Certified Node for SAP HANA.


Model Name ThinkAgile HX7820 Appliance for SAP HANA ThinkAgile HX7821 Certified Node for SAP HANA
Form Factor 4U
Processor 4x Intel® Xeon® Gold or Platinum processors, up to 205W
Memory 384GB, 768GB, 1.2TB, 1.5TB, 2.3TB, 3TB (TruDDR4 2400MHz)
Drive Bays Up to 24 2.5-inch
SAS SSD Options 12-24x 1.6TB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB SAS SSDs
NVMe Options 2-4x 1.6TB or 3.2TB§ NVMe drives
10GBASE-T Ports 2-8
10GbE SFP+ Ports 2-8
25GbE SFP28 Ports 2-4
Hypervisors Preloaded and Supported Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor
Systems Management Hardware management via Lenovo XClarity or ThinkAgile XClarity Integrator for Nutanix, and software management via Nutanix Prism
Software Licenses

Nutanix AOS Starter, Pro, or Ultimate license included

SAP HANA license obtained separately

Nutanix Pro or Ultimate license obtained separately

SAP HANA license obtained separately

Lenovo Deployment Services

Optional Lenovo Professional Services deployment of Nutanix software***

Lenovo Professional Services of SAP HANA onsite included

Optional Lenovo Professional Services deployment of Nutanix software

Optional Lenovo Professional Services of SAP HANA onsite

Warranty Support
  • 24/7 Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support in available countries
  • Lenovo SAP Solution Support
  • Lenovo 3-year or 5-year limited hardware warranty
  • 24/7 Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support in available countries
  • Lenovo SAP Solution Support
  • Lenovo 3-year, 4-year, or 5-year limited hardware warranty

2016-2017 Global Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report, ITIC; October 2016; and ITIC Reliability Study 2016-2017 Mid-year Update, May 2017.  ǂ 2H16 Corporate IT Buying Behavior and Customer Satisfaction Study, TBR; July 2017.  * Visit for more information.  ** Visit for more information.  § 3.2TB NVMe drive support available at a later date.  *** Mandatory in Asia Pacific countries and the People's Republic of China. Optional in all other countries.

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