SAP has certified its Rapid Deployment and BusinessObjects software for deployment on Amazon Web Services in a move aimed at lowering the total cost of ownership and speeding up implementations.
According to SAP, the products certified for Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday cover half of its total portfolio. The partnership, announced at SAP's Sapphire conference in Orlando, means that AWS has been tested and benchmarked as a hardware layer in deployments. Amazon and SAP executives also said that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will be certified at a later date.
The certification means that AWS will increasingly become an option for SAP's enterprise customers. Hardware provisioning and deployment is a significant chunk of ERP and business intelligence deployments and typically takes weeks. With AWS, that time can be condensed to hours.
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