SAP said it would be working with Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Intel, Network Appliance, Sun and T-Systems to help users improve the performance of their existing SAP server installations.
The company's strategy for adaptive computing is to offer users a means by which they can consolidate and streamline their IT infrastructure to manage concurrent demand for hardware resources more efficiently.
By decoupling software from the hardware infrastructure, SAP said it enabled more flexible use of hardware by matching the performance needs of applications across the enterprise. With adaptive computing, SAP said users would be able to run any application on any server at any time, improving system performance.
Shai Agassi, member of the executive board at SAP, said, "Adaptive computing capabilities allow users to maximise their IT investments, reducing total cost of ownership and increasing flexibility in adapting to changing software conditions."