Amazon Web Services is one of the most popular cloud platforms among companies using cloud platform services. This widely adopted platform has solutions for all sorts of data volumes, complex problem statements, challenging analytical scenarios, artificial intelligence, identity and access management, and whatnot. Enterprise applications are no exception too.
Yes! It is possible to host your business applications and leverage AWS offerings in Enterprises now with the help of SAP on AWS. RISE with SAP on AWS is also possible; many customers have already started adopting it. More than half of the SAP BTP services are now up and running on AWS. There are a variety of services offered by AWS for organizations running SAP solutions.
AWS Services for SAP
With AWS, you can reduce costs and also improve performance. If you want to transform with SAP S/4HANA digitally or modernize your business processes with AWS offerings, consuming and running SAP BTP services on AWS, let’s figure out what AWS has in store for enterprise applications.
This is the very first phase of your SAP on AWS journey. AWS does help you to plan everything you need before starting on actual implementation. From licensing to deciding upon various deployment options, helping you set up networking and security, and identifying availability zones in your region for data hosting. All this and more is covered under this phase.
The focus is on Defining SAP on AWS architecture and storage. Different Amazon EC2 instance types are available. Each of them provides different Memory and CPU capabilities. Any instance type can be selected on the basis of SAP nature. If the SAP system is in production, then the SAP-certified EC2 instance type is usable. If the SAP system is non-production then any of the EC2 instance types can be used.
Building Your Own SAP System on AWS Installation of an SAP system on AWS follows the same process as installing an SAP system on any other physical or virtual server.
To migrate an Existing SAP System to AWS, there are two options for migrating your existing SAP systems to Amazon EC2 you can use the AWS VM Import/Export tools or perform an SAP homogeneous or heterogeneous system copy.
There are many operations for SAP systems that AWS supports.
Starting with recovery and backup. There are guidelines for planning and setting up SAP systems’ recovery and backup options. However, on AWS, SAP systems can also be stopped and started. Additionally, copying SAP systems is possible. There is a standard SAP system copy process to copy the systems. Additionally, an option is using Amazon Machine Image, which is also easy to use. A new image can be created of an existing SAP system. AWS also provides ways to handle the SAP transports and changes in a systematic way.
Scaling is an important aspect of cloud services. Further, SAP on AWS sizing is no different than any traditional SAP system sizing. Infrastructure requirements are to be determined based on the systems. AWS provides a quick sizer to help with understanding performance requirements, storage requirements, SAP systems, and Instance types.
Apart from these services, SAP on AWS is continuously coming up with innovative offerings to help developers integrate these two solutions without any hiccups.
Some of the recent offerings are Amazon AppFlow. Using this will help establish a two-way communication channel for data flow between SAP and AWS services. Additionally, there is an AWS SDK only for SAP ABAP, which facilitates reduced design complexity and speeds up business process innovation. ABAP development teams can now easily extend and integrate SAP-based business processes by utilizing the power of AWS services.
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