This is the second post in a three-part series on why SAP HANA runs better on NetApp. In this post, I focus on Disaster Recovery.


Backup is only the first step when setting up safety measures to protect your data. It helps prevent data loss of a single system. But what if something happens to your entire datacenter? Not necessarily due to a technical issue, but maybe due to a fire or other outside influences. You will then quickly notice that all your backups are useless unless you have the equipment to restore your backups from. It is obvious that storing your backups on a different and safe place outside your primary datacenter is one self-explanatory option to avoid this disaster.


However, to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery policy, customers must understand the business application requirements and technical capabilities needed for data protection and disaster recovery.


There are two key indicators for business applications:

  • The recovery point objective (RPO), or the maximum tolerable data loss
  • The recovery time objective (RTO), or the maximum tolerable business application downtime

These requirements are defined by the kind of application used and the nature of your business’ data. It is important to evaluate the business requirements that define the RPO and RTO, because these requirements have a significant impact on the technical options available.


Watch the following video to understand what the most popular DR-solutions for SAP HANA are and how to choose the best solution to protect your specific SAP HANA systems.


More details on how to implement a comprehensive SAP HANA disaster recovery strategy using asynchronous storage replication with NetApp SnapCenter can be found in the following technical report:

You can also watch our recent webinar to learn more why SAP HANA runs best on NetApp!

Join us at SAPPHIRE NOW!

Lastly, don’t miss the chance to talk to me and fellow colleagues in person. NetApp will be at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, June 5th to June 7th. Please visit us at booth #108. We’ll be there to answer any questions and help you implement the best backup strategy for SAP HANA.

Bernd Herth

Bernd Herth architects and defines NetApp's SAP solutions as TME at the SAP Partner Port at SAP headquarters in Walldorf. He has over 25 years of experience in SAP software and in planning and architecting infrastructure solutions for SAP and has held various positions in the SAP ecosystem. Herth has published articles and books focused on SAP technology and virtualization. He holds a masters degree in physics and taught computer science classes as assistant professor.