SAP’s Business All-in-One enterprise software is now certified for deployment on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. The software, which lets companies manage business operations across industries, mostly resides within the confines of an organisation’s IT infrastructure.
In an announcement Friday, SAP and AWS said the certification, which applies to Windows and Linux AWS instances, will allow companies to quickly implement SAP’s business software on Amazon’s platform without spending on IT infrastructure.
According to VMS, a German consulting firm, running SAP applications on AWS provides infrastructure cost savings of up to 69 per cent compared to the housing the same software on-premise.
Besides the new certification, SAP also expanded its AWS certification for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions and SAP Business Objects business intelligence (BI) software to include Windows Server 2008 R2 instances.
Business Objects has been available since April through the AWS Marketplace, which also sells cloud packages from other vendors including IBM, CA and Microsoft.
By making Business All-in-One compatible with public clouds such as AWS, SAP is offering deployment options that weren’t available before. A company can choose to, say, host its test systems on AWS, while keeping their production environments on-premise.
SAP is expected to detail its cloud computing strategy next week at its annual Sapphire Now conference. In particular, all eyes will be on SAP’s plans for SuccessFactors, a cloud-based HR application that it acquired late last year for US$3.4 billion.