AWS is the market leader in Cloud Computing. It offers high availability, reliability, efficiency, scalability, and cost-effective solutions to enterprises resulting in high productivity. Hence, we see an increase in the number of enterprises with business-critical SAP landscape systems acclimatizing private/hybrid/ public cloud solutions.
As announced, SAP will extend maintenance support for their customers until the end of 2025 for SAP Business Suite 7 core application releases including SAP ERP 6.0, SAP Customer Relationship Management 7.0, SAP Supply Chain Management 7.0, SAP Supplier Relationship Management 7.0, and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA 2013.
SAP is reforming their traditional support into Next-Generation Support. SAP Next Generation Support is designed for speed incident resolution, helps prevent incidents with proactive resources before they happen.
If the business decides to stick with SAP, they can fully realize all the benefits of SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA in the AWS Platform
Difference between SAP S/4 HANA and SAP HANA
SAP S/4 HANA stands for SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA. It is the next generation business suite built by SAP replacing both the ERP and BI.
In the three Tier architecture of SAP system, SAP HANA is the database layer, SAP S/4 HANA is the application layer, SAPUI5Fiori is the presentation layer.
What is SAP HANA?
SAP HANA Database is a full-fledged, in-memory, relational database which is designed to replicate and ingest structured data from SAP and non-SAP relational databases, applications, and other systems quickly.
SAP HANA is a platform for real-time analysis of big data. It stores all the data in the server memory and processes a large amount of data faster than a traditional database system.
Why opt for SAP HANA in the AWS cloud?
- To install SAP HANA in AWS platform is made easy and swift with AWS SAP HANA Quick Start tool (With the Quick Start tool it take just hours compared on traditional on-premises servers installation, where it will take weeks).
- AWS has the broadest range of SAP certified instances. It comes with support up to 12TB memory on a single instance and 48TB on four scale-out instances compared to any other public cloud provider.
- With the AWS available services, the customers can build secure, highly available, scalable and cost-efficient SAP HANA instances.
AWS Well-Architected framework provides the customers to evaluate the architecture and build secure, high-performing, reliable, cost-effective, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their SAP applications
The businesses are dealing with the rise of new customized technologies. The systems to be managed range from on-premise to the cloud (public and private), the data is both within the enterprise and outside of it.
The AWS Well-Architected Framework uses a structured approach including strategies to compare the SAP workload with the AWS best practices, to produce secure, stable and efficient systems.
AWS Well Architected Framework focuses on five pillars,
Most of all, choosing the right managed service partner is the key. Cloud Comrade, with its expertise in SAP landscape and HANA, can come up with a customized cloud strategy for high performance, availability, and security requirements for mission-critical systems.