Tag: SAP HANA
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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 […]
SAP on AWS customers can now enjoy better performance and faster workflows with higher storage and network bandwidths for EC2 High Memory instances certified by SAP; significant cost savings for EC2 Standard Reserved Instances or EC2 Instance Saving Plans; and a 99.99% Amazon Elastic File System availability guarantee. We’ve also certified Amazon EC2 C5a instances for SAP, which offer the lowest cost per x86 vCPU in the Amazon EC2 portfolio and launched AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA to backup business-critical SAP HANA database to Amazon S3.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Based on customer input, we have been working with SAP to support additional deployment options for Amazon EC2 High Memory instances to support even larger database sizes. Now SAP has certified scale-out deployments using the 12 TB Amazon EC2 High Memory instance type for S/4HANA workloads.
Using the SAP HANA SDA feature and ODBC drivers from Amazon Athena, you can now federate queries from SAP HANA to Athena, combining data from SAP HANA with data that is available in an Amazon S3 data lake without needing to copy this data to SAP HANA first.
Learn more about how you can lower TCO by running non-production SAP HANA workloads on smaller X1e instances and using instance resizing to scale up or scale down when needed.