AWS for SAP

How to use snapshots for SAP HANA database to create an automated recovery procedure

How to use snapshots for SAP HANA database to create an automated recovery procedure

In this blog post, we describe a cloud native approach to demonstrate the power and capabilities of AWS. There are still good reasons for HANA System Replication (HSR) or third-party cluster software to build productive systems in cloud environments. However, we focus on an alternative approach by using cloud native features, such as Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Snapshots. With these features we build an infrastructure with native backup/restore functionality, automated processes, and the focus of low costs, for non-critical SAP applications.

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Ensuring reliability and availability of your SAP applications

In a recent survey, 47% of respondents said that running SAP applications on the cloud was an important part of their IT strategy. Your business may be considering a cloud migration for your SAP workloads but you have questions around security, reliability and availability, compliance and governance, cost, and strategy.

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Tagging recommendations for SAP on AWS

In this post, we outline the benefits of tagging and provide recommendations for customers and partners deploying SAP workloads on AWS. Recommended tags are based on practices we’ve seen across a number of our engagements. Customers can directly use all of these tags or modify them to fit their own needs.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) high availability for SAP NetWeaver and HANA on AWS

One of the key things customers look for when deploying SAP workloads on AWS is having high availability (HA) set up for their business/mission-critical SAP applications. In this blog post, we discuss the HA option for customers running their SAP workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

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Why PFC Brakes and Change Healthcare migrated SAP systems to AWS Cloud

The deadline to move to SAP S/4HANA was recently extended to 2027. Many companies are in the early stages of evaluating how and when to make this upgrade. For many organizations, the decision to adopt the cloud for their enterprise deployments is in the rear view mirror. Thus, migrating SAP to the cloud first, and then pursuing the upgrade to S/4HANA later, may be the best course of action for your company.

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Five keys to a successful SAP migration on AWS

Regardless of industry, your customers have more choices than ever. To stay competitive you must meet their needs more quickly, more accurately, and with higher quality. We learned through experiences like that of Joerns Healthcare and other customer engagements that there are five keys to SAP transformation success on AWS.

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Using AWS to enable SAP Application Auto Scaling

With AWS Auto Scaling, you only pay for what you require, helping to reduce operational cost and providing higher service level objectives. Gone are the days of calculating how many application servers you require to over-provision to stay above the SAPS calculated for your new project or the upcoming marketing campaign over the weekend.

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Building data lakes with SAP on AWS

Customers are looking at ways to tap into SAP data along with non-SAP application data. They want real-time streaming data generated by internet-powered devices to build data and analytics platforms on AWS. In this post, I cover various data extraction patterns supported by SAP applications. I also cover reference architectures for using AWS services and other third-party solutions to extract data from SAP into data lakes on AWS.

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