SAP on AWS
With the introduction of the SAP HANA database and the retirement of SAP support for alternative databases, it will be essential for hundreds of companies to switch platforms in the next 5-10 years. However, this can be a risky project in a traditional environment because of the magnitude of infrastructure estimation, acquisition, and lifecycle tracking.
AWS, due to the Global Technology Partnership with SAP since 2008, delivers robust and reliable solutions for a variety of SAP-certified system specifications (e.g., instance types, sizing, HA and DR patterns) as well as provides many SAP specific services to help Businesses to take advantage of the benefits of both platforms.
What AWS can provide for your SAP system
Deploy in minutes vs weeks/months:
It was never so easy to deploy an SAP environment than in AWS. You can use either pre-configured Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for SAP solutions, semi-automated tools (like Launch Wizard) and Infrastructure as a Code tools (like AWS CloudFormation or Terraform) to build up your system in minutes.
Scale to meet actual demand:
AWS allows businesses to scale their SAP systems up or down as needed, based on changes in demand. This means that businesses can easily add more computing resources when they need them, and then scale back down when the demand decreases. This helps businesses save money by only paying for the resources they need.
Improve operation reliability:
In AWS, you can achieve any kind of RTO/RPO values for your SAP system, even near-zero downtime, selecting the most sufficient HA or DR patterns for your Business.
Improve security posture:
AWS provides a variety of security features to help protect SAP systems. This includes network security features such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), as well as encryption options for data at rest and in transit.
Monitoring and management:
AWS provides tools for monitoring and managing SAP systems running in the cloud. This includes features such as Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring system metrics.
Integration with other AWS services:
AWS allows the integration of your SAP system with other AWS services (like Machine Learning, Big Data, Analytics, IoT) to enhance your business processes.
AWS cloud services allow companies to reduce server infrastructure and maintenance costs. SAP systems running on AWS quickly and easily take advantage of the scalability and flexibility offered by AWS, which reduces development, maintenance, and licensing costs.
The so-called “on-premise” license, which is required to run on hyperscalers, on AWS, also provides the most flexible SAP environment for end-users.
How TC2 can help in migration or deployment of your SAP system in AWS
Due to the AWS Migration Competency of TC2 as well as the ‘SAP on AWS Specialty’ certified engineers, TC2 has solid experience, professional knowledge and matured methodologies about how to migrate and/or deploy reliable and robust SAP systems in AWS that meet both AWS best-practices, compliancy requirements and customer expectations.
Moving SAP to AWS? Not cloudy, just clouding
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