Amazon Web Services (AWS) Payment Models
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Benefits
Low costs: By operating SAP on AWS, you can save on infrastructure investment costs and on some operating costs. Later in this piece, you’ll find a detailed analysis of cost savings if you operate SAP on AWS instead of on-premise.
Agility and speed: If you operate SAP on AWS, you can launch your SAP system within minutes without having to invest time for setting up SAP systems. This way you can avoid the entire internal process from ordering hardware to setting up the operating system.
Easy integration with data centers: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) allows you to establish secure connections between AWS and your data center to ensure connection security for your data and applications.
Flexibility: AWS allows you to scale your SAP system infrastructure in both directions as needed. For example, you can make more resources available to your system for overnight batch jobs or month-end closings and thus increase scaling considerably.
Security: AWS provides a secure platform for your SAP applications that has passed various certifications and audits, meaning that the platform meets relevant requirements. You are responsible for supporting and managing the SAP systems that you operate on the platform so that they also fulfill these requirements.
No capacity planning: If you operate SAP on AWS, you normally do not have to perform capacity planning. Instead, you can add processing, storage, or network instances as required. You do not have to strategically plan this; you simply order what you require from Amazon.