SAP on AWS: The Resilient, Cost-effective Cloud of Choice for Your Enterprise SAP Assets

SAP is at the heart of enterprise resources planning, functioning, and progress in the current era. Be it the on-prem or cloud version, SAP applications have transformed business operations for the good. Fast forward to the New Normal, SAP itself has adopted a cloud-first strategy to power their current and next innovations. Therefore, it’s but natural to migrate, modernize, and evolve SAP applications and workloads on a tailored, hyper-efficient, and cost-effective cloud platform such as AWS.

Historically, such a transition has shown considerable impact on not only the underlying IT stack but also people and processes. To make SAP on AWS transformation seamless and effective, Cloud4C offers unmatched end-to-end migration solutions, managed services and infrastructure automation suite for SAP applications on AWS. Cloud4C’s SAP on AWS solutions help enterprises transform their SAP core systems and adopt cloud at speed and scale with increased quality, consistency and breakthrough efficiency. Cloud4C lays the foundation for innovation and transformation with Analytics and IoT through its SAP workloads migration strategy.

“I am pleased and honored to recognize and congratulate Cloud4C as the recipient of the SAP Partner Excellence Award 2018 for HANA Enterprise Cloud. We look forward to continuing to work closely together with Cloud4C to realize ever greater success”

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Rodolpho Cardenuto
President, SAP

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Why Migrate SAP to AWS?

Allow Cloud4C to unlock fail-proof modernization of enterprise resources on AWS cloud. Drive success through real-time data visibility, high performance operations, uninterrupted security and continuity, and cost-optimized business strategies.

Resilient SAP architecture
Resilient SAP architecture
Comprehensive security
Cost efficiency
Reduced Management overhead
Low latency and Data sovereignty
Faster SAP HANA adoption
High Compatibility
Speed and high performance
Backup and recovery of data
access reliable SAP architecture using SAP on AWS services

Leverage AWS global infrastructure built around multiple isolated regions and Availability Zones (AZs) connected through low-latency and high throughput.

Eliminate application-level single points of failure (SPOFs)

Reduce refresh cycle time by 50% using AWS Lambda and Step Function

Increase backup success rate with snapshots and automated scheduling assistant

gain complegte security using SAP on AWS services

Cloud4C delivers a comprehensive security approach for SAP on AWS beyond infrastructure and SAP application security. For example, VAPT, SAP custom code scanning, threat intelligence, forensics among others.

AWS Shared Security model provides data security up to OS level, including from guest-OS and hypervisor to the bottom of the stack, not to mention physical security of DCs.

AWS SAP provides AVPC (Amazon Virtual Private Cloud) which links your workloads with their data centers forming a private network with the benefits of AWS Infrastructure.

achieve efficiency using SAP on AWS services

Companies moving their SAP landscapes to AWS Cloud can cut TCO by between 20 and 40 percent.

AWS SAP turns CAPEX (Capital Expenses) into variable OPEX (operational expense)

The prime savings are in infrastructure investments, implementation and its operations as you do not require any capital investment other than SAP and database licenses.

No hidden NPAs and additional costs involved

optimal management overhead using SAP on AWS services

Cloud4C developed a series of DevOps tools that automate deployments and operations for SAP on AWS.

The tools are built on best practices for SAP architecture deployments, and can work for popular SAP products.

gain low latency and data sovereignity using SAP on AWS services

SAP on AWS has AWS Global locations coupled with AWS Outposts which addresses the challenge of latency and the need to comply with Data Sovereignty rules.

AWS Outposts allows enterprises to securely store and process customer data that needs to remain on premises or in countries where there is no AWS region.

This is important for companies in highly regulated industries and countries with data sovereignty requirements, such as banking and finance among others.

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Deploying S/4 HANA in an on-premise landscape is time consuming and comes with high cost, hardware dependencies and operational overheads.

Faster provisioning of infrastructure for SAP S/4 HANA.

On demand scale up and high availability of the infrastructure.

Pay only for the used cloud services and reduce the overall expense.

great compatability using SAP on AWS services

SAP on AWS supports a wide array of servers and it eliminates the need to change your existing server.

Servers that are compatible with SAP on AWS are: Windows server 2008 R2, Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux enterprise server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SAP on AWS also enables running on different databases like SAP HANA and Microsoft SQL.

access high performance using SAP on AWS services

AWS SAP service enables you to run your workloads with high throughput and low latency.

It provides the promise of high performance and speed that are the core requirements for any SAP workflow.

ease of backup and data recovery using SAP on AWS services

AWS SAP service provides you with data backup and recovery features at no extra cost.

AWS SAP HANA service and AWS Back Int Agent for SAP HANA allow you to restore SAP HANA workloads running on Amazon EC2 instances.

Reinvent your SAP Workloads with the Agility, Flexibility, and Cost-effectiveness of AWS Cloud.

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Cloud4C SAP on AWS Expertise: End-to-end Impact. Total Compliance and Control.

Cloud4C is a trusted AWS MSP and a premium SAP partner across the globe. With the intelligent migration factory approach, Cloud4C has successfully migrated multiple SAP workloads to AWS cloud. Avail Zero-friction Cloud4C’s Onboarding, Migration, and Service Delivery frameworks. Our SAP on AWS experts have thought through, tested & delivered optimized architectures like Multiple Components One System (MCOS), Multiple Components in One Database (MCOD), Multitenant Database Containers (MDC), etc.

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250+ SAP consultants and 2000+ certified cloud experts

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Managed 15000+ SAP Instances and 2300+ TB of HANA Database

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Deployed 565 successful SAP projects across 30 countries

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Industry highest SLA of 99.9% up to Application login layer

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Global premium supplier for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC), RISE with SAP

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1500+ SAP Netweaver, 700+ SAP ERP Systems, 1000+ Application production workloads

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6000+ SAP System Identifiers (SIDs), 475+ System DR workloads, 50+ Third party tools

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Offering support for complete suite SAP Applications and Databases

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Leaders in managing SAP HANA workloads with 20TB scale up and 64TB scale out

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Dedicated SAP on AWS CoE with AIOps-powered managed services

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Geography/Industry-specific compliance services with AWS-native tools and Cloud4C Managed Security offerings

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SAP Reg-Tech certified offerings for IRAP, SAMA, MEITY, MAS, GDPR, HIPAA, and more

SAP certification of HANA operations to deliver SAP on AWS services
SAP certification of hosting to deliver SAP on AWS services
SAP Cloud services certification to deliver SAP on AWS services
SAP certification of DevOps to deliver SAP on AWS services
SAP certification of application management services to deliver SAP on AWS services

Fully Met Global Compliance Standards

Industry Specific

GDPR compliance for SAP on AWS services PCI DSS compliance for SAP on AWS services CSA compliance for SAP on AWS services GxP compliance for SAP on AWS services HiPAA compliance for SAP on AWS services

Country Specific

IRAP compliance for SAP on GCP services Saudi Arabian monetory authority compliance for SAP on AWS services Middle East compliance for SAP on AWS services National Electronic Security Authority compliance for SAP on AWS services
Bank Negara Malaysia compliance for SAP on AWS services Dubai eletronic security authority compliance for SAP on AWS services Central Bank of Oman compliance for SAP on AWS services Government of Dubai compliance for SAP on AWS services

Worldwide standards

ISO 27001 compliance for SAP on AWS services ISO 27017 compliance for SAP on AWS services ISO 27018 compliance for SAP on AWS services ISO 22301 compliance for SAP on AWS services ISO 20000 compliance for SAP on AWS services AICPA SOC compliance for SAP on AWS services AICPA SOC 2 compliance for SAP on AWS services

Embrace Fully Compliant SAP on AWS Operations. Succeed and Scale Operations across any Region with Ease.

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Cloud4C SAP Migration Factory: Migration of SAP workloads to AWS has never been this Simple and Efficient

Cloud4C has developed an SAP ERP-specific Cloud Adoption Framework that has been benchmarked against SAP metrics on AWS and in-country Hybrid Cloud hosting across multiple nations. The framework helps enterprises with their SAP transformation journey on cloud and ensures they meet regulatory compliance needs - augmenting business continuity with an end-to-end suite of security controls and managed services, up to SAP Basis support powered by AIOps.

Cloud4C helps you leverage the maximum benefits of SAP S/4HANA for your business by implementing a faster, more secure, and cost-efficient migration strategy from your conventional transitions. Cloud4C migrates and modernizes SAP workloads on AWS via cutting-edge tools and automation technologies and standardized frameworks, empowering organizational journeys end-to-end. In addition, gain access to a unique pool of trained and certified SAP on AWS experts that have in-depth expertise on working across multiple industries and use case scenarios.

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Cloud4C End-to-end SAP on AWS Services

Migrate and modernize SAP assets on AWS cloud. Guarantee uninterrupted business continuity with zero data loss. Ensure hyper-agile operations, efficient management, and innovative outcomes at 99.9% availability.

Single SLA Deployment with Zero downtime:

Enterprises are free to choose the OS/DB Platform such as Unix Favors, Windows, SAP HANA, Oracle, MS SQL, Sybase, MaxDB & DB2. Cloud4C will customize any additional applications so that they can be moved to the cloud across any vertical including manufacturing, financial services, IT, energy and utilities, consumer products, and more.

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  • Compute and Storage

    • SAP Certified AWS Virtual Instances and HLI
    • Capability to Support 20TB Scale up & 64TB Scale out
    • Managed Premium Disk meeting SAP Performance KPIs
  • Network

    • AWS Shield
    • VPN/Direct Connect
    • AWS VPC
    • AWS Application with WAF
  • Business Continuity

    • Backup with cross region availability
    • Disaster Recovery. Near Zero RPTO
    • Live DR Drills and DR Runbooks
  • Database

    • HANA, Sybase
    • Oracle, MAX DB
  • Security

    • Cloud4C Security Frameworks for SAP Apps and DB
    • AWS Guard Duty and AWS Inspector
    • AWS IAM and Directory Services
    • Key Management and HSM
  • 24x7 Operations & Maintenance

    • Migration Services
    • Automated Health Checks
    • Performance Tuning
    • SolMFRUN. Early Watch Aler (EWA)
  • Automated Deployments

    • SAP Apps and DB
    • Terraform. Ansible FRUN
    • ARM Templates
  • Environment Discovery
  • Cloud Readiness Assessment
  • Migration and On-boarding
  • Proof of concept
  • Zero Friction based Cloud4C’s On-boarding, Migration and Service Delivery frameworks
  • SAP certified systems
  • Configuration in sync with expected performance
  • Architecture delivering Security, Backup and Resilience
  • Ready to use & proven frameworks, designed to deliver SLA up to Application login layer
  • Thought through, tested & delivered optimized architectures like Multiple Components One System (MCOS), Multiple Components in One Database (MCOD), Multi-tenant Database Containers (MDC) etc.
  • SAP and AWS certified resources
  • Round the clock support service
  • Managed services up-to SAP Basis technical layer
  • SLA up-to Application Login layer
  • Complex and Third-party Application support (Opentext, GKPOS, Hybris)
  • Strong governance with Role-Based Access Control
  • Enhanced SAP security with integration of applicable geographical and vertical specific compliance controls (GDPR, IRAP, PCIDSS, NESA, SAMA etc.)
  • 24*7 Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Security Monitoring and Correlation in real-time
  • Application and DB Security audits
  • Geography and Industry vertical specific compliance services delivered using AWS Native tools and Cloud4C Managed Security Services offerings
  • Protection and Recovery for mission critical applications and data
  • Increase site resiliency by designing Disaster Recovery on AWS
  • Zero RPO and RTO SLAs
  • Automated Disaster Recovery as a Service
  • Migrations and Advisory Services

    • Environment Discovery
    • Cloud Readiness Assessment
    • Migration and On-boarding
    • Proof of concept
    • Zero Friction based Cloud4C’s On-boarding, Migration and Service Delivery frameworks
  • Intelligent Managed services powered by AIOps

    • SAP certified systems
    • Configuration in sync with expected performance
    • Architecture delivering Security, Backup and Resilience
    • Ready to use & proven frameworks, designed to deliver SLA up to Application login layer
    • Thought through, tested & delivered optimized architectures like Multiple Components One System (MCOS), Multiple Components in One Database (MCOD), Multi-tenant Database Containers (MDC) etc.
  • Security and Governance

    • SAP and AWS certified resources
    • Round the clock support service
    • Managed services up-to SAP Basis technical layer
    • SLA up-to Application Login layer
    • Complex and Third-party Application support (Opentext, GKPOS, Hybris)
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery services

    • Strong governance with Role-Based Access Control
    • Enhanced SAP security with integration of applicable geographical and vertical specific compliance controls (GDPR, IRAP, PCIDSS, NESA, SAMA etc.)
    • 24*7 Security Operations Center (SOC)
    • Security Monitoring and Correlation in real-time
    • Application and DB Security audits
    • Geography and Industry vertical specific compliance services delivered using AWS Native tools and Cloud4C Managed Security Services offerings
  • Right-sizing of Infrastructure

    • Protection and Recovery for mission critical applications and data
    • Increase site resiliency by designing Disaster Recovery on AWS
    • Zero RPO and RTO SLAs
    • Automated Disaster Recovery as a Service

Cloud4C’s approach to ensure smooth SAP to AWS Migration

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discovery phase in migration process under SAP on AWS services
  • Detailed analysis of the current SAP landscape
  • Evaluation of SAP workloads for migration
  • Cloud readiness assessment
  • Capture application, security, compliance requirement
  • Estimate cost savings, calculate TCO using AWS TCO calculator
preparation phase in migration process under SAP on AWS services
  • Project workshops to determine and prioritize SAP workloads to be considered for pilot
  • Build architecture/Design and Proof Of Concept
  • Overall project/resource plan
  • Timeline and business decisions
  • Prepare the target AWS environment
realization phase in migration process under SAP on AWS services
  • Business continuity check
  • Change management development
  • Functional and user acceptance testing to explore and handover non-productive systems
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  • Automated deployment of SAP workloads in AWS
  • Migration of databases such as SAP HANA on AWS
  • Determine when to move and what to move and schedule a migration to ensure zero disruptions
  • Monitor SAP landscape 24/7 to minimize any disruptions
  • Perform iterative test cycles to ensure all components are correctly transferred
run phase in migration process under SAP on AWS services
  • Fine tuning SAP AWS cloud environment
  • Monitoring SAP landscapes & optimizing costs using services such as AWS Monitor for SAP
  • Project execution support
  • Application management assistance
  • Backup & Recovery
innovate phase in migration process under SAP on AWS services
  • Leveraging AWS data analytics and data visualization resources/tools to understand trends
  • Gain predictive insights and create new business opportunities
  • Build new capabilities for your SAP applications

Make a Decision to Innovate and Transform. Move your SAP Workloads to AWS today.

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SAP on AWS: 5 day Assessment workshop

Get a reliable and trusted path to enterprise excellence with our customized strategy for the entire workload assessment and a feasible migration plan for all your SAP workloads on Google Cloud - in just a week!

Day 1
Cloud4C Introduction
SAP on Microsoft AWS benefits / Why SAP on AWS
SAP on AWS best practices and use cases deployed
5 Top mistakes during Migration project to AWS
High-level analysis on current SAP & Non SAP landscape (non SAP landscape only if any dependencies)
Our promise during this workshop (Deliverables, outcome, etc.)
Day 2
Detailed analysis of current SAP landscape of the organisation
  • SAP Infrastructure
  • Sizing Check
  • Performance optimisation check (top queries)
Understand required - SAP infrastructure environment SLA's
Plan to run the assessment using AWS migrate tools
Discuss on security and compliances
Plan to run SAP EWA reports/ Solman analysis
Day 3
Prepare detailed SAP S/4 HANA / SAP ECC design & architecture with various options
Objective - to derive optimal SAP on AWS design based on current landscape deployment
  • High Availability
  • Business Continuity [Backup and DR] with suitable options
  • Security and Compliances
Day 4
Prepare the AWS deployment blueprint by analysing the assessment report, EWA reports and Solman
Prepare migration approach
Define high-level architecture and timeline
Prepare AWS cost estimates
Prepare migration cost estimates
DAY 5 - Final Presentation
Walkthrough of proposed AWS blueprint
SAP environment deployment plan based on deployed SAP modules
  • EWA Analysis for SAP Best practice and Performance optimization
  • Check system recommendations & provide assessment on SAP Notes (correction) which should be applied related to Security Performance, bug fixes, Legal change
Solution Building Block (As per SAP notes)
High-level solution architecture
High availability & Business continuity (backup and disaster recovery
  • HA on AWS v/s SLA Backup methodology
  • DR replication methodology
Security tools mapping
Compliance addressed
Migration approach / options & recommendations
Pre-requisite for migration
Migration risk if any and plan for risk mitigation
High-level project plan
AWS cost estimates & migration estimates
C4C Customer Success Story
TCO and ROI sample

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Capabilities

  • Covers SAP and Non-SAP workloads
  • Reduced TCO
  • Single stop shop for Platform Management
  • Intelligent Managed Services powered by AIOps

Cloud4C’s Switch2Cloud is a one-stop solution for modernizing an enterprise’s SAP landscape. It is a perfect combination of SAP Managed Services, SAP S/4HANA Conversion and SAP Application Management. It’s a solution that can swiftly move a business to the cloud and transform mission-critical ERP operations with ease. Leverage Switch2Cloud to seamlessly migrate and run SAP HANA on AWS, upgrade to SAP S/4HANA, as well as obtain reliable, scalable and fast storage on the cloud.

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Application Management

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SAP on AWS – From Our Knowledge Desk

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  • What is SAP on AWS?

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    An enterprise’s SAP workloads, data, and assets could be transitioned to the AWS cloud via a proper managed services provider like Cloud4C.

    Amazon cloud or AWS is a trusted cloud platform to host a business’ critical SAP workloads, apps, and dataflows. Via proprietary APIs and SDKs, firms can customize their SAP architecture on AWS cloud to leverage best benefits based on business needs and objectives. Managed Services Providers such as Cloud4C assist in the fail-proof designing and implementation of SAP migration to the AWS cloud.

  • How does SAP integrate with AWS?

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    Amazon cloud or AWS is a trusted cloud platform to host a business’ critical SAP workloads, apps, and dataflows. Via proprietary APIs and SDKs, firms can customize their SAP architecture on AWS cloud to leverage best benefits based on business needs and objectives. Managed Services Providers such as Cloud4C assist in the fail-proof designing and implementation of SAP migration to the AWS cloud.

  • What are the benefits of SAP on AWS?

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    On-prem SAP architectures lack the necessary flexibility than the cloud counterparts. With SAP on AWS, businesses can unlock ultra-agile workflows guaranteeing zero compromise to security and continuity. Firms can also manage their entire SAP ecosystem including databases, apps, processes from the cloud with ease and augment further, leveraging AWS’ advanced native tools and technologies.

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