Enhancing Security for SAP HANA in the Cloud - a collaborative SAP co–innovation Lab project with Intel, Vormetric, and Virtustream
SAP HANA stores and processes sensitive enterprise data. In an age of the Cloud with porous perimeters, data encryption becomes even more critical, however, the overhead of encrypting data often leads to tradeoffs between performance and security. Thanks to recent innovations in hardware to accelerate encryption at the processor level, such tradeoffs are no longer necessary. SAP Co-innovation Lab has shown through a series of tests that with the recent AES-NI innovations in the Intel Xeon processor family and the Vormetric encryption software enhancements optimally exploiting AES NI, large data sets on SAP HANA can be encrypted or decrypted with virtually no performance overhead.