AWS for SAP

Category: Storage

IOPS yield for different throughput levels

Run your most IOPS-intensive SAP workloads on AWS with Amazon EBS io2 Block Express

Introduction AWS has been supporting SAP workloads in the cloud since 2008, and SAP customers in the cloud since 2011. Over these years, our customers running SAP workloads have witnessed unprecedented growth in the data generated by their enterprises. As a consequence, customers have been looking for low latency and enhanced performance for their databases […]

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Extract data from SAP ERP and BW with Amazon AppFlow

Introduction At AWS, we commonly hear from customers that they are looking to not only move their SAP systems to the cloud, but transform the way they use data and analytics capabilities within the organisation. Furthermore, they want to combine the SAP data with non-SAP data in a single data and analytics solution on AWS. […]

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SAP on AWS: Build for availability and reliability

In the words of Amazon CEO Andy Jassy ‘there is no compression algorithm for experience’. With over 5000 SAP customers on AWS, AWS has become a platform for innovation for SAP workloads. With our working backwards leadership principle, AWS has built several tools and services to help SAP customers build robust, reliable and scalable SAP […]

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Passive Disaster Recovery for SAP applications using AWS Backup and AWS Backint Agent

Introduction A Disaster Recovery (DR) solution is an important aspect of SAP system design. For customers running their SAP workloads on AWS, some of the key considerations for the design of the DR solution are single or multiple AWS Region or Availability Zones, Service Level Agreements such as Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time […]

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Automating SAP HANA Installations on AWS with DevOps

Introduction In our first blog, Terraform your SAP Infrastructure on AWS, we began the SAP on AWS DevOps journey by defining the SAP infrastructure as code (IaC) . By doing this, we demonstrated with our Terraform modules here on GitHub and here on the Terraform Registry, by defining SAP as code, infrastructure and servers can quickly be deployed […]

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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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SAP on AWS: 2020 Year in Review

Introduction As I reflect on 2020, I first want to acknowledge how unbelievably crazy it has been. Almost universally, our way of life has been changed due to COVID-19 and other world events, and it’s been difficult for so many. The pandemic forced organizations to make deep operational changes almost immediately to meet the needs […]

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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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How to use snapshots to create an automated recovery procedure for SAP ASE databases

More and more customers are looking into migrating SAP to the cloud. While lots of customers have moved to SAP HANA, there are still many cases, where non HANA databases, what SAP calls AnyDB, are being used. These SAP systems can also be critical and it is important to implement a solid backup and restore […]

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