DC Partner - SAP


The Cisco and SAP technology alliance enables a globally connected real-time borderless enterprise that accelerates innovation. The relationship provides a foundation on which you can transform your business. It addresses multiple solutions such as governance and risk, service-oriented architecture (SOA), unified computing, and application networking.

Together, Cisco and SAP deliver the data center of the future today.

Cisco and SAP are working to optimize business solutions for enterprise, service provider, and midmarket customers. Our joint solution combines Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) with the SAP Business Suite.

SAP solutions combined with the Cisco UCS provide significant value through:

  • Standards-based, high-performance unified fabric
  • Improved memory capacity
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Lower total cost of ownership

SAP Benchmarks

SAP SD Benchmarks


Adaptive Computing Compliance Tests Off Site

Supported Platforms

  • Windows
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Suse Linux

SAP HANA Certification

  • Cisco completed SAP HANA Certification on February 14, 2011.
  • UCS 460, 4x7560 Nehalem EX, 512GB Ram, 2 TB Disk.

Cisco Intelligent Automation for SAP Solution for SAP System Refresh

This service-based solution from Cisco automates system refresh procedures for SAP systems, including SAP Business Warehouse (BW). It can improve business continuity, increase IT productivity, and reduce the risk of business disruption by automating many of the procedures involved in SAP and SAP BW system refreshes.

SI Partners


Combining Cisco Unified Computing System technologies with a deep understanding of their impact on people, applications, and business processes, Accenture helps organizations move industry-specific, core enterprise legacy applications out of "quarantine" to a less expensive, more efficient virtualized platform that scales based on transactional requirements.

Tata Consulting Services

Part of a select group of Cisco's Strategic Partner Organization, TCS looks at a totally new way to define, integrate, and deliver capabilities that will enhance the growth and profitability of customers. Cost reduction, revenue productivity, moving from CAPEX to OPEX, and transformation to cloud-based delivery will be some of the critical initiatives.

Eco-System Partners


Cisco and VMware help customers realize the promise of virtualization with greater efficiency and performance and lower costs. Their joint solutions such as optimized vSphere 4 and integrated solutions such as the Unified Computing System help customers achieve their IT goals and strategies.


Cisco and EMC are collaborating on solutions and professional services to help build, deploy, and manage IT infrastructures that adapt to changing needs and business demands. Industry-leading EMC information infrastructure and intelligent Cisco networking products, including Unified Computing System, help simplify the complexity of data centers.


Cisco and NetApp, and have teamed up to deliver next-generation dynamic data centers today. This includes the industry's first end-to-end secure multi-tenancy solution that helps transform IT silos into shared infrastructure.

Case Studies


Sales Enablement Tools


White Papers


Cisco and SAP Events and Articles

Cisco Application Acceleration for SAP

See how Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) and Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) perform with SAP applications.

Launch Demo

In the application networking arena, Cisco and SAP are laying the groundwork for business network transformation with solutions that help reduce application ownership costs and optimize application availability, performance, and security.

Solutions Overview

Learn how the joint solution provides benefits to addresses challenges.

Case Study

Read about customer deployments of Cisco Application Networking Solutions with SAP applications.

White Paper

Learn how the Cisco ACE XML Gateway boosts response times, security, availability, and monitoring of SAP Web services.

Design Guide

Learn about tested, cost-effective virtualization solutions that can be easily implemented and managed.

Deployment Guide

Learn about the network architecture and best practices for the deployment of Cisco Application Networking for SAP solutions.


  • Data Center Video Seminar Series: Network Optimization for SAP Solution
    • Module 1: WAN Optimization for SAP Solutions
      This module discusses user response time and WAN bandwidth improvements.
      » View Module (Video - 11:11 min)
    • Module 2: Data Center Network Optimization for SAP Solutions
      This module discusses server load balancing, Secure Sockets Layer termination, and high availability.
      » View Module (Video - 10:08 min)
    • Module 3: Network Optimization for Enterprise SOA
      This module discusses security and optimized web services in enterprise service-oriented architectures.
      » View Module (Video - 9:36 min)