SAP and NetApp have been deepening their strategic partnership in recent years. Both companies aim to expedite the usage and availability of database and analytical applications. Furthermore they intend to provide solutions for the next generation for SAP’s HANA platform and SAP Netweaver Landscape Virtualization Management Software. SAP’s database applications will be supplemented with data management solutions by NetApp. That leaves customers with an agile database infrastructure for SAP applications. SAP’s Rob Enslin, President of Global Customer Operations emphasized that this move would improve scalability and data security for customers. SAP HANA is currently having a strong impact on the IT market. NetApp is now working to provide appliance architecture solutions such as the FlexFrame Orchestrator for HANA.