SAP is now certified to run on XenServer

In mid July Citrix hired the SAP Chief Virtualization Evangelist Roland Wartenberg. As already wrote at that time: in 2006 he developed the virtualization strategy for the SAP Labs division, actively pushing the company’s marketing message about virtualization through the many SAP Virtualization Week events arranged around the world in the following years.

The investment returned almost immediately, as Citrix recently announced SAP full support and certification to run its applications on a Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) virtual machine hosted by XenServer:

SAP customers can now take advantage of a full certified and supported end-to-end process, including XenServer as an underlying platform in the data center for SAP application execution or for XenApp delivered SAP end-user interfaces, NetScaler for secure employee or customer access to SAP applications via the network, and Citrix Receiver for delivery of the application to the SAP end-user’s virtual desktop.