High-speed data analytics is changing the way companies compete, enabling them to generate real-time insights to support their most important business processes. The SAP HANA* platform is a clear leader in this arena, providing a uniquely fast and adaptable platform for real-time business on an enterprise scale. Cloud computing offers a complementary technology that also provides game-changing capabilities for business computing. Yet many companies have been reluctant to deploy mission-critical applications, such as SAP HANA, in hosted cloud environments. Although they would like the potential benefits, they have unique requirements regarding security and compliance. Virtustream answers those security and compliance concerns with a global cloud infrastructure that is designed specifically for hosting mission-critical workloads. Now Virtustream is taking cloud security to even higher levels by integrating Vormetric Data Security* into its cloud infrastructure and utilizing a variety of security technologies that are built into the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family. With this addition to the Virtustream cloud infrastructure, companies retain complete control over their data, security keys, and security policies. Intel, Vormetric, Virtustream, and SAP worked together in SAP* Co-Innovation Lab to integrate and test the combined solution. The results of the tests show that: 1. The performance overhead of encrypting data with Vormetric Data Security is remarkably low on these new platforms, one percent or less across all tested workloads. 2. SAP HANA based on the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family provides up to 2.2x the performance of SAP HANA based on the previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family, with much lower overhead for encryption. With this advanced, high-performance security architecture, customers can implement strong data encryption and more granular access controls for SAP HANA, with negligible performance impact and possible performance improvements. And with SAP HANA running on the latest Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family, they can experience real-time performance across very large data sets—up to three times larger than could be supported using previous-generation platforms
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