Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can now access all the business benefits of SAP Business All-in-One solutions without needing to make long-term commitments or costly capital expenditures for the required IT infrastructure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) can greatly reduce the time to value of an SAP Business All-in-One implementation by reducing the time it would normally take to approve, procure, and provision the necessary infrastructure. With AWS, the required infrastructure can be fully deployed in hours instead of days, weeks, or even months, with no up-front cost or long-term commitment.

Research by the Germany-based consulting firm VMS AG shows that running SAP Business All-in-One solutions on AWS provided infrastructure savings of up to 71% compared to running SAP Business All-in-One solutions on premises. To learn more, read the full TCO study.

Lower TCO - Benefit from the economies of scale and efficiencies provided by AWS. Pay for only the compute, storage, and other resources you use.

OpEx instead of CapEx – Start an SAP implementation or project on AWS without any upfront cost or commitment for compute, storage, or network infrastructure.

Elasticity – Scale compute capacity up or down to meet the needs of your business. Add application servers to accelerate nightly batch processing or month-end closing.

Agility and speed - Provision infrastructure required to start an SAP Business All-in-One implementation in minutes instead of waiting for days, weeks, or months.

Security and durability – Use the AWS secure and durable technology platform with industry-recognized certifications and audits.

Eliminate capacity planning – Get on-demand access to virtually unlimited compute, storage, and network capacity.

Easily connect existing data centers - Leverage the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to build connections between your data center and the AWS cloud.


As more enterprises seek to understand cost savings of cloud deployments, the Germany-based consulting firm VMS AG leveraged its industry-leading intelligence to develop a detailed cost analysis of running SAP on AWS using the best practices of more than 2,600 SAP environments. The research discovered that running SAP applications on AWS provided infrastructure savings of up to 71% compared to an SAP system running on premises. To learn more, read the full TCO study.


The following table provides AWS infrastructure pricing estimates for sample SAP Business All-in-One three tier (PRD / QAS / DEV) environments. For additional information about estimating AWS infrastructure pricing for SAP solutions see the SAP on AWS Pricing Guide.

  Specifications of production system  
Users named / active SAPS Instance Type vCPU Mem (GB) Storage (GB) Estimate
up to 150 / 50 1,995 r3.large 2 15.0 300 See estimate
up to 350 / 115 3,990 r3.xlarge 4 30.5 400 See estimate
up to 750 / 250 7,980 r3.2xlarge 8 61 600 See estimate
up to 750 / 250 - with HA 7,980 r3.2xlarge 8
61 600 See estimate

AWS operates, manages, and controls the components from the host operating system and virtualization layer down to the physical infrastructure and facilities. The customer manages the guest operating system and any applications and databases running above.

If you are not able to, or do not want to, implement or manage your SAP environment on AWS yourself, AWS has a network of SAP partners who can provide services specifically tailored to SAP and AWS.

The AWS Partner Network (APN) includes a growing community of SAP partners who provide both SAP consulting and SAP managed services on the AWS platform. SAP partners can help you reduce the time to value of your SAP implementation or project on AWS, and help you maximize the benefits of running SAP solutions on the AWS platform.

To learn more about the types of services offered by AWS SAP partners and to find an AWS SAP partner, see Find an SAP Partner.