Amazon Web Services (AWS) has expanded its certifications as an infrastructure provider for SAP software.
Specifically, AWS is now certified for SAP Business All-in-One for Linux and Windows and SAP Rapid Deployment and Business Objects software for Windows Server 2008 R2.
SAP and AWS have been long-time partners and the announcement coincides with the kickoff of the German software giant's Sapphire conference next week in Orlando. Last year, SAP estimated that half of its applications were certified for AWS.
SAP and AWS also commissioned research on the infrastructure savings. According to VMS AG, running SAP on AWS infrastructure can save up to 69 percent compared to an on-premise setup.
Infrastructure is one cost that goes with a deployment. In addition to hardware, there's software licensing maintenance, process changes and consultant fees.
According to a VMS extract, the consulting firm arrived at its 69 percent savings claim via a "Cloud Worthiness Index."
VMS then compared three SAP implementations including a set-up for 300 users on-premises, that same system outsourced and an All-in-One system for 100 users on premises. Those three were lined up against SAP on AWS.
Major components that make up the overall TCO are software licensing costs, maintenance fees, and application operations (which includes incident and problem management), are not affected by AWS. The overall 5-year TCO savings for SAP systems running on AWS range between 15% and 22% over identical systems that are deployed on-premises or outsourced.