This white paper presents IDCís analysis of the business value organizations are achieving by using Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other SAP Business Suite applications. This analysis is based on IDCís interviews with 12 Cisco UCS customers. These organizations are all relatively large organizations (1,500Ė85,000 employees), with an average of 25,383 employees. Interviewees represent a variety of industries: natural resources, agriculture, energy, government, automotive, retail, food and beverage, distribution, technology, healthcare, and IT. These organizations are based in the United States, EMEA, Mexico, and Brazil.
IDC designed these interviews to obtain quantitative and qualitative information about how these organizations are using Cisco UCS, with an emphasis on their use of Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other mission-critical SAP applications. Based on this information, IDC determined the average financial impact on the organizations from their use of Cisco UCS. Table 1 provides an aggregated profile of the organizations surveyed for this white paper