AWS for SAP

Category: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)

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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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 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 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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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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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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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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