SAP Business Suite bags AWS seal of approval

News James Stirling Nov 16, 2012
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Business management software becomes sixth SAP service certified for use in Amazon's cloud

Enterprise software developer SAP has confirmed that its Business Suite products are now certified to run in production on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

The certification means SAP Business Suite products, which include its Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Management and Supplier Relationship Management apps, can now run on Amazon’s EC2 cloud.

Terry Wise, head of the worldwide partner ecosystem at AWS, said: “Enterprises continue to look for ways to innovate faster, cut costs and standardise their use of AWS across their whole IT landscape.

"With SAP Business Suite running in production on AWS, enterprises can take advantage of the AWS pay-as-you-go model to run their applications securely, quickly and cost-effectively, paying only for the resources used.”

Businesses using SAP will now be able to support thousands of simultaneous users in production without having to make the significant capital expenditure required to build their own underlying infrastructure, AWS claimed.

The latest announcement follows news in October that SAP’s in-memory database technology, HANA One, had been certified for production use on AWS. The addition of Business Suite brings the total number of certified SAP product ranges on AWS to six.

Kevin Ichhpurani, senior vice president of ecosystems and channels at SAP, added: “Customers large and small are experiencing tremendous success when running their SAP applications on AWS, whether it’s SAP HANA One and now SAP Business Suite. 

"[This] announcement provides enterprises [with] the ability to use the cloud to flexibly deploy their largest and most sophisticated SAP applications quickly and scale up as the business grows.”