Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 21 - Page 7

NEWS Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS HCI solution certified for SAP HANA Nutanix’s AHV hypervisor and Enterprise Cloud OS platform hyperconverged infrastructure solution has met SAP›s criteria for running production SAP HANA deployments SAP has certified the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS platform with AHV virtualisation for SAP HANA as part of SAP’s new HCI certification programme. SAP HANA is revolutionising the speed of data processing for reporting, analytics and computational tasks. Nutanix has proven the performance and scalability required for successful SAP HANA enterprise deployments, along with simple Day-2 operations of SAP environments. This includes the ability to deliver superior throughput rates with minimal latency, as well as ensure high availability during periods of heavy database usage. N “As customers increasingly re-platform their portfolio of enterprise workloads on Nutanix, our certification will enable them to use a single platform for all their workloads,” said Sunil Potti, Chief Product Development Officer at Nutanix. This will allow businesses that use SAP solutions to benefit from the simplicity and agility of leading HCI technology to deliver a modern IT architecture for SAP’s leading in-memory relational database platform. “The certification for SAP HANA gives our customers a more modern infrastructure option. Enterprises will be able to leverage Nutanix and SAP to deliver value to their organisations by powering their database services, analytics process ing, app development and more – with predictable performance and linear scalability. utanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced that its AHV hypervisor and Enterprise Cloud OS platform hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution, has met SAP’s criteria for running production SAP HANA deployments. ///////////////// Training centre for operators of unmanned vehicles opened in Nigeria A sseco has opened a certified training centre for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) along with a maintenance centre in Nigeria. multirotor platforms and airframes, as well as software support for building a digital terrain model, with the workshops being conducted by experts from Asseco Poland and Asseco Nigeria. The company has already conducted first training sessions for the operators. The project is a result of the co-operation with the Ministry of Science and Technology from the Lagos State in Nigeria. As part of the planned next stage of the project, Asseco will provide unmanned vehicles to perform long-distance photogrammetric missions over the Lagos State. The solution will also consist of two control stations – Asseco Ground Control Station (Asseco GCS) with software and the Asseco Universal Simulation Environment (Asseco USE), which is a flight simulation system. Asseco will also train the operators and conduct tests of the system operation. The solutions that Asseco will provide will be the essential component of the Geographical Information System (eGIS) currently under implementation in the Lagos State. It will enable, among others, a more effective planning of this African region’s development and management of land administration resources, as well as monitoring of environmental pollution. During the visit, a meeting was also held with the representatives of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the future operation of the unmanned aerial vehicles in the airspace of Nigeria. The training centre is the first investment of its kind in the region and one of the first in Africa. Ultimately, it will train about 100 people per year. The scope of training will include the operation and use of Asseco has opened a certified training centre for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles in Nigeria INTELLIGENTCIO 7