AWS for SAP

Category: Technical How-to

SAP Content Server High Availability using Amazon EFS and SUSE

Introduction Earlier this year, SAP announced extension of mainstream maintenance for SAP Business Suite 7 core applications until end of 2027 followed by optional extended maintenance until the end of 2030. You can read details here. With this announcement, Customers migrating their SAP systems from end of life, traditional Data Centers to AWS have lot […]

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Solution Diagram

Audit your SAP systems with AWS Config – Part II

Introduction In part I we discussed how to use managed AWS Config rules to automatically audit and assess the of your SAP landscape. We provided a solution to ensure your EC2 instances are configured per SAP best practices. At present, AWS offers more than 160 such managed rules in its North Virginia Region. Along with […]

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AWS Config: Adding a rule

Audit your SAP systems with AWS Config – Part I

Introduction Customers who run SAP on AWS can take advantage of a broad set of additional services that can enhance and simplify the operations of running SAP. Often, one such tedious task is to validate that your SAP systems are configured according to best practices, meet the requirements for vendor support, and meet internal audit […]

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How to back up Microsoft SQL Server databases for SAP with VSS Snapshots

Introduction As you may have seen, AWS recently integrated the VSS application-consistent backup capabilities into AWS Backup In this blog post, we will talk about the possibility of running Microsoft SQL Server database consistent snapshot backups from within the AWS Backup console. VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) is a feature provided by Microsoft Windows which […]

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Spotlight

SAP HANA monitoring: A serverless approach using Amazon CloudWatch

Introduction In a previous blog post, we demonstrated, how to monitor SAP NetWeaver ABAP-based environments through Amazon CloudWatch. It provides an easy way to monitor SAP workloads at the  application level and allows  you to tailor monitoring dashboards as well as alarms to your own requirements. In this blog post, we will complement this solution […]

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Kubernetes and the path to cloud native application – An example with SAP Commerce

Companies that create a culture of innovation are more competitive. If you’re not planning ahead, market advantages that you had just a few months ago can suddenly disappear. And getting great ideas out quickly is the key. In practice, there’s a lot of undifferentiated heavy lifting that stands between your idea and that success. One […]

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Terraform your SAP Infrastructure on AWS

Terraform your SAP Infrastructure on AWS

Infrastructure as Code Customers’ SAP systems are critical for business operations, so when architects and administrators plan their deployments and operations there is a focus on following SAP best practices. Moreover, as workload requirements change, teams must iterate and adapt quickly to provision the required infrastructure keeping in mind all the security tenets, performance best […]

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Sales forecasting in SAP with Amazon Forecast

Introduction Sales forecasting is the process of predicting how much of something (a product or a service) someone (a company, a salesperson, a retailer etc.) will sell. To illustrate the importance of accurate forecasting, consider the case of a fashion e-retailer that sells products online. By predicting the demand correctly, they can maintain right level […]

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SAP backups on AWS using Commvault – architecture and core component deployment

In this blog series, we cover best practices for customers to use Commvault to back up and recover their SAP instances securely. Customers who run SAP on AWS today have various backup solutions available to back up their SAP instances. Some use cloud-native AWS services while others continue to use their enterprise backup solutions like […]

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Reducing downtime with Oracle XTTS method for cross-platform SAP migrations

In this blog, we provide high-level steps on how to reduce downtime for cross platform SAP migrations by using Oracle XTTS method with Incremental Merge. Using the approach described, we were able to migrate our customer’s critical 16TB SAP workload from AIX/Oracle on-premises to OEL/Oracle on AWS within a 24 hour cutover window.

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