Reliably migrate existing SAP landscapes or transform your business using SAP S/4HANA on AWS. AWS has the longest track record running SAP on the cloud and provides proven partners and tooling to support any SAP strategy. AWS offers a broad portfolio of SAP certified offerings and cutting-edge services that help thousands of customers innovate and derive new value from their SAP investments.

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SAP use cases range from running a single SAP test system to hosting a complete SAP S/4HANA production environment on AWS. Here are some of the most common uses. Read our SAP on AWS case studies or contact us to learn more. 

  • Production SAP hosting: Host complete SAP environments on the AWS Cloud.
  • Business transformation: With AWS, you can accelerate innovation by extending your SAP systems to an extremely broad and deep set of cloud services.
  • Test, training, demo, POC, and project systems: Deploy infrastructure and systems in a short time, without any commitment or upfront cost. Pay only for the resources you need for the time you need them.
  • Trial SAP solutions: Choose from a selection of SAP solutions and try them out on AWS at little or no cost.
  • Hybrid SAP hosting: Migrate existing SAP development and test landscapes to the AWS Cloud while keeping production on premises. Easily enable secure integration between on-premises resources and AWS by using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).
  • Disaster recovery: Use the AWS Cloud as a DR site for on-premises SAP systems without the expense of a second physical site and standby infrastructure.
  • SAP data and document archiving: Archive SAP business documents and data directly to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and eliminate the need for expensive, hard-to-manage storage infrastructure on premises.

No matter what SAP system you run or strategy you’d like to adopt, AWS Professional Services and AWS SAP Competency Partners have the experience, tooling, methods, and best practices to streamline your migration or transformation. AWS encourages you to pursue whatever strategy is best for your business, whether that includes S/4HANA or not. Whether you’re working with a partner or getting started on your own, these resources can help you on your journey.

MAP for SAP offers a prescriptive framework and investments to help customers migrate and modernize SAP workloads on AWS. MAP for SAP begins with a complimentary discovery workshop to quickly assess the potential benefits of migration and modernization on AWS. To schedule a workshop, contact the SAP on AWS team.

AWS Launch Wizard for SAP is designed for customers who want to deploy new SAP workloads on AWS or migrate existing on-premises SAP workloads to AWS. It recommends the Amazon EC2 instances that would best fit your SAP workload requirements and automates the launch of AWS services for SAP systems. For additional information, see AWS Launch Wizard.

AWS Quick Start reference deployments help you rapidly deploy fully functional enterprise software on the AWS cloud, following AWS best practices for security and availability. With each Quick Start you can easily launch, configure, and run AWS compute, networking, storage, and other services to deploy that workload on AWS, often in an hour or less.

The following SAP Quick Start reference deployments are currently available on AWS:

For additional information, see AWS Quick Starts.

Some SAP solutions are available as prebuilt system images on AWS. These images enable you to rapidly deploy a preinstalled and preconfigured SAP system in a fraction of the time it would normally take to deploy a system on traditional infrastructure. Prebuilt SAP system images are available in the AWS Marketplace or SAP Cloud Appliance Library.

The process to install an SAP system on AWS is the same as the process to install an SAP system on any other physical or virtual server. AWS provides standard operating system images for Microsoft Windows Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to be used as the starting point to build your new SAP system. Here are the steps for building your own SAP environment on AWS:

Step Task                      
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1 Read Getting Started with AWS. This guide provides an overview and demonstrates some of the common uses of AWS.
2 Sign up for AWS. Go to http://aws.amazon.com, and click Sign Up Now. Follow the on-screen instructions.
3 Access AWS by using the AWS Management Console. The AWS Management Console provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for managing your compute, storage, and other cloud resources. You can use most AWS services from the console, and the console supports the majority of features for each service.
4 Deploy the required compute, storage, and network resources. For detailed information about how to plan, architect, and deploy the required AWS infrastructure for an SAP environment, visit the SAP on AWS Technical Documentation page for details on implementing specific solutions.
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Install and configure SAP systems.
Start with a base Windows Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux system image, and install the SAP solution just as you would on any physical or virtual server. For details, visit SAP on AWS Technical Documentation. 

Most SAP solutions use a bring-your-own-software and bring-your-own-license model on AWS. SAP customers and partners can use their existing SAP licenses on AWS. For additional information, see the SAP on AWS FAQ.

Certain SAP on AWS solutions are available on the AWS Marketplace or SAP Cloud Appliance Library with on-demand, subscription, or developer licenses.


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