SAP on AWS

Ravi Padmanabhan

Vice President, SAP Line of Business & Product Management

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Optimize and Run your SAP applications on AWS​

 


Migrate your SAP applications today to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and take advantage of Velocity's Cloud Application Management Platform, VCAMP, purpose-built to manage SAP applications on AWS.

Benefits of Software Defined Application Management

VCAMP has been optimized for SAP applications running on AWS using DevOps design principles and software automation routines, enabling enterprises to benefit from auto provisioning, rapid deployments and configuration management for enterprise applications in AWS, as well as in their private data centers.

Ideal for enterprises migrating SAP applications to AWS, as well as those with ancillary applications at other locations, VCAMP delivers a unified ‘single pane of glass’ management console to simplify, optimize and interact with the SAP application.

VCAMP, purpose-built to handle SAP applications, leverages AWS to deliver:

  • Simplified user friendly platform to handle complex SAP applications management and AWS operations activities
  • Seamless migration of your SAP applications from on premise to AWS infrastructure
  • Automated subscription to AWS continuous innovation releases
  • Visibility and control through Velocity Zoom intelligent analytics dashboards
  • 50%+ TCO Advantage compared to trying this on your own

Migrating your SAP applications to AWS with VCAMP offers a seamless migration that reduces cost, reduces risk and offers deep insight and monitoring of applications, systems and workforce.

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Accelerate Your SAP Roadmap to the cloud

SAP on AWS helps you jumpstart your Roadmap to the Cloud agenda. Velocity enables the customer journey with the following solution offerings:

  1. Migrate Your Current SAP Environment - Leveraging our VCAMP automation we can transition your current SAP application landscape to AWS in weeks, saving you money and delivering a more resilient operating environment for you SAP environment

  2. Transform Your SAP Environment with HANA at AWS - Our HANA Ready and SAP HANA Go products at AWS give you immediate access to configuration ready application instances to start your HANA initiative

  3. Optimize Your SAP Environment - Resource constrained? No problem. Using VCAMP we deliver optimization solutions for your current SAP environment so you can focus on your core business

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OVERVIEW OF THE BENEFITS AND FEATURES OF SAP ON AWS

How does VCAMP help enterprises optimize their use of SAP in a dynamic cloud infrastructure such as AWS?

VCAMP provides a technology driven approach for applications management in the cloud. This enables enterprises to save money and optimize resource utilization and assists companies in streamlining business processes. Advanced features from VCAMP such a dynamic application scaling, elastic consumption and intelligent analytics delivers an integrated view of both infrastructure and application resources.Depending on the business situation, enterprises may need additional resources for their SAP application during critical processing periods such as month-end routines or peak season shipping events occur. To prepare for these demanding periods, VCAMP can quickly spin up additional virtual machines (VMs) as required to meet these peak demand conditions. As the surge in transactions or processes is identified by VCAMP, appropriate SAP resources will be provisioned and can automatically scale down as the surge is no longer required. This helps enterprise by avoiding over provisioning capacity or sizing to peak - saving money and resources.


Explain some of the key features of VCAMP above and beyond what an enterprise receives by going directly through AWS.

VCAMP enables businesses to receive all of the benefits of enterprise SAP applications ‘out of the box’ with no project to manage and in as few as five hours. VCAMP also combines 3rd party vulnerability management software with automated routines integrated with alert and action oriented functionality. A native AWS deployment requires the customer to learn and deploy various tools like Cloud Watch in order to receive similar services and benefits. VCAMP comes standard with Velocity’s managed application services, meaning there are no additional costs or resources to train and certify staff, as well as a core analytics engine offering real-time, gap-fee metadata at the application level surrounding workforce productivity, system and application metrics, security and compliance analytics and proactive alerts for virtually any event occurring in the system.


Does VCAMP provide any additional pricing benefit to enterprises beyond the options available from AWS such as On-Demand, Reserved or Spot instance pricing?

VCAMP customers get the benefit of accessing the Velocity pool of Reserved Instances at On-Demand economics. If Customers want to purchase direct from AWS, they have the option of On-Demand, Reserved or Spot instance pricing.However, they do not have access to technology that seamlessly navigates across these instances to gain additional pricing benefits.Through VCAMP customers can use Reserved Instances in an On-Demand manner to virtualize the AWS infrastructure even further.


What is the SLA delivered by VCAMP around transaction availability and performance?

VCAMP delivers application availability at 99.9% and transaction performance at 99%, online at sub-second speeds. The architecture and deployment of the SAP application through VCAMP leverages the AWS foundation of EC2 instance availability of 99.999%, delivering consistently higher SLAs at the application layer.


What is the benefit of VCAMP for scalability of applications as compared to AWS?

VCAMP is purpose built to manage SAP applications at AWS. Scaling at the application layer, or the ability to spin up additional application servers and attach it to the logical SAP environment, is not an AWS native feature. This requires SAP expertise which has been designed into the VCAMP software. VCAMP is built with SAP expertise and a core analytics engine, enabling smart monitoring of application usage and the ability to trigger the relevant actions to deploy pre-configured SAP environments when needed.  


Is VCAMP available for short duration time frames, such as for development or QA purposes, in a non-production environment?

Yes, through VCAMP, SAP instances are available for a day, a week, or any time frame required by the customer. The ultimate value of VCAMP is a SAP-ready instance ready in as few as five hours, with no further configuration or installation, no project to manage.

 

Are storage optimization and management services included with VCAMP?

Yes, VCAMP delivers a complete solution to configure, optimize and manage storage end-to-end.


How does the Automated Provisioning feature of VCAMP compare to AWS?

The automated provisioning feature of VCAMP is comprehensive and includes the following features not available in a native AWS deployment: database, application, security groups, ELB access, seamless integration of user login credentials.


What is included in VCAMP’s Control Panel?

VCAMP’s Control Panel is a single pane of glass for visibility into infrastructure metrics (such as CPU utilization, network, database) and access to Service Management functions (such as incident, problem and change requests and ticket status). Additionally, advanced analytics at the SAP application layer are available, offering deep insight into system and workforce performance, regulatory metrics surrounding security and compliance, as well as proactive alerts of simple or compound rule sets. It also provides SAP application health metrics that are commonly accessed through Solution Manager, presented in a user-friendly format.


How does VCAMP help with meeting compliance and/or audit requirements for enterprises running their SAP applications on AWS? What kind of compliance or audit solution does VCAMP provide?

VCAMP features such as proactive change detection services and auditable tracking report support enterprise compliance requirements. In addition, VCAMP is easily configurable to adapt meeting different requirements. This enables the enterprise to minimize investments in compliance related skills and process - hence delivering higher value services at better economics.


What are the critical patch availability features of VCAMP?

VCAMP features critical patch availability within 24 hours. VCAMP maintains a ‘desired state’ of the application at all times, with automated monitoring and deployment of security or infrastructure related patches. Automatic updates are available in the customer change management dashboard in the VCAMP Control Panel.

 

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