LuLu Group leans on SUSE for high availability and lower costs


Kochi: LuLu Group International, the UAE based retailer with 124 outlets and operations in 31 countries, has migrated to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications to help its business managers faster identify and respond to new opportunities and competitive threats. Lulu recently announced its second largest mall in Thiruvananthapuram.

Since starting its retail journey in the early 1990s, LuLu Group has grown its retail activities aggressively and today welcomes more than 700,000 shoppers daily. As LuLu Group drove its rapid growth, the pressure to keep business systems working optimally also rose, leading the company to migrate its SAP for Retail landscape from Solaris to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. When LuLu Group wanted to improve the speed of business reporting and analytics by deploying the SAP HANA database, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications was again its platform of choice, combining high availability and performance with low total cost of ownership.

“We decided to deploy SAP HANA both for business intelligence and as the operational database for our complete SAP landscape,” said Madhav Rao, CIO of LuLu Group. “Given our experience of the availability, flexibility, scalability and ease of management of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, this was the logical platform on which to deploy our new SAP HANA software.”

Shiju Shanmughan, Network & Infrastructure Manager at LuLu Group, said, “We knew that the relationship between SAP and SUSE® is very close, and that SAP uses the SUSE operating system for its own development on Linux, so it seemed to be the best option. The deployment went very smoothly, and we handled it largely with our in-house team, using the excellent SUSE documentation. Thanks to this complete, end-to-end workflow for the installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, our team was able to save valuable time throughout the implementation process – helping to ensure that we went live on time.”

With both its core SAP ERP landscape and its new SAP HANA landscape running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, LuLu Group enjoys optimal performance, easy management, seamless scalability and low cost of ownership.

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility.

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