SAP and Amazon Web Services Partner to Deliver Enterprise Solutions in the Cloud
Amazon Web Services Becomes Certified to Deliver SAP® Software in the Cloud
ORLANDO, Fla. - As part of a continued effort to provide customers flexibility in software deployment options and innovations in cloud-computing, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that a variety of SAP® solutions, including SAP® Rapid Deployment solutions and SAP® BusinessObjects™ solutions, are now available on demand via Amazon Web Services (AWS). Customers can now deploy their solutions on SAP-certified Amazon Web Services knowing that SAP has fully tested and benchmarked the underlying AWS resources and certified them with similar standards that are applied to servers and virtual platforms. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18, 2011.
Amazon Web Services is now a certified SAP global technology partner, a status that places AWS among SAP’s most important innovation partners. Amazon and SAP will collaborate to offer customers options and convenience when deploying and supporting SAP solutions in the cloud. New and existing SAP customers can take advantage of the AWS “pay per use” model allowing businesses to reduce infrastructure costs and total cost of ownership. Customers will also be able to quickly scale capacity, both up and down as computing requirements change, paying only for the resources used.
Getting It Right: SAP Deployment
SAP and AWS have completed testing protocols, so that SAP solution deployments on AWS meet the requirements of on-premise SAP solutions. By adhering to the SAP deployment guidelines, customers can properly configure their SAP solution for performance, which helps enable support in a timely manner. A number of third-party providers and strategic integrators will offer services ranging from planning, deployment, migration and other customer support services in backing SAP solutions on AWS.
The first wave of supported SAP products, available today, includes the entire suite of SAP BusinessObjects solutions and SAP Rapid Deployment solutions supported on Linux Platforms. In the coming months, SAP and AWS plan to further collaborate to launch additional SAP products, including support for enterprise resource planning (ERP) landscapes from SAP and Windows instances.
“SAP and Amazon Web Services both represent companies that value innovation,” said Sanjay Poonen, president, Global Solutions, SAP AG. “Today’s announcement underscores SAP’s continued commitment to innovations in cloud computing, offering a flexible, choice-driven model where customers can select the best option for them when it comes to deploying our business applications and business analytics solutions. As a pioneer in cloud computing, Amazon Web Services has a proven model that provides the combination of low cost – along with stability, reliability and security that is now certified and available to our customers.”
“AWS is pleased to work with SAP to offer the benefits of AWS to SAP customers who include many of the largest and most sophisticated enterprises in the world,” said Andy Jassy, senior vice president, Amazon Web Services. “With AWS, SAP customers can take advantage of rapid deployment, reliable customer support models and low-cost, flexible pricing that enables enterprises to focus on the truly differentiating factors of their business instead of the technology infrastructure required to run it.”
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