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SAP is a very interesting workload for cloud and in this first part in a series of articles around running SAP on AWS (Amazon Web Services), I will talk about the benefits and some parameters to consider before running SAP on cloud along with some use cases and then focus on running SAP on AWS in the later articles.

Traditionally SAP implementation on-premises has been a very challenging task requiring solution architects and consultants putting in long hours to address key requirements like High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Business Agility & Security whilst trying to keeping costs low which in most cases don’t go hand in hand.

So here is an opportunity to drive Agility and Innovation in your SAP environment by implementing it on a cloud platform like AWS. Let me first talk about some key benefits of running SAP on cloud.






Example of a Traditional SAP Landscape v/s Hybrid SAP (on AWS)




Use Cases


TCO Study for SAP on AWS

An SAP-TCO study by VMS AG stated “The research discovered that running SAP applications on AWS can provide infrastructure cost savings of up to 69% compared to the same system running on-premises”.


SAP & AWS Alliance

To foster some confidence if implementing SAP on AWS, here is a bit about the SAP & AWS alliance.

  1. Apart from the partnership between SAP & AWS, SAP has also been an AWS Customer since 2008.
  2. AWS is SAP certified Global Cloud Services Partner & Global Technology Partner.
  3. SAP products on AWS are certified for “Production Level” deployments.


So, whether it is a self managed or vendor managed SAP deployment you are looking for, with a cloud partner that provides end-to-end Consulting & Managed services, your SAP transition to a cloud like AWS can be less overwhelming.

With a strong foothold & in depth experience into Amazon Web Services consulting, we at CloudThat can help you implement or migrate SAP workloads to AWS, thus having AWS provide scalable resources & manage the underlying infrastructure for you with no upfront capital expenses.

If you have any questions regarding use cases like Hybrid SAP, Backup & Disaster Recovery for SAP, demo SAP systems or would just like to discuss the feasibility of running SAP on cloud, e-mail me at


And stay tuned for the next part in this series where we look into the services of AWS that are relevant to SAP.

WRITTEN BY Sangram Rath



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