From the Wires
Amazon Web Services Certified to Run SAP Business Suite for Production Applications
By: Business Wire
Nov. 15, 2012 05:02 PM
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that SAP Business Suite software is now certified by SAP to run in production on the AWS Cloud. These products include the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP ERP), SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM), SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) and SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) applications. Enterprises running SAP Business Suite can now leverage the on-demand, pay-as-you-go AWS platform to support thousands of concurrent users in production without making costly capital expenditures for their underlying infrastructure. SAP Business Suite certified for use on AWS follows the announcement made last month that the SAP HANA One platform is certified for production use on AWS and available on AWS Marketplace. For more information on deploying SAP solutions on AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com/sap
“Enterprises continue to look for ways to innovate faster, cut costs and standardize their use of AWS across their whole IT landscape,” said Terry Wise, Head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “With SAP Business Suite running in production on AWS, enterprises can take advantage of the AWS pay-as-you-go model to run their applications securely, quickly and cost-effectively, paying only for the resources used.”
“Customers large and small are experiencing tremendous success when running their SAP applications on AWS, whether it’s SAP HANA One and now SAP Business Suite,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Senior Vice President, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. “Today’s announcement provides enterprises the ability to use the cloud to flexibly deploy their largest and most sophisticated SAP applications quickly and scale up as the business grows.”
“We have been using AWS for 3 years and, during that time, we’ve saved over $1 million in estimated infrastructure costs,” said Theresa Miller, CIO and EVP, Information Technology, LIONSGATE. “As a predominately SAP shop, the ability to run SAP applications on AWS was very important for our enterprise application workloads. We already utilize SAP solutions in a Windows environment on AWS and are pleased that we’ll be able to run SAP Business Suite on AWS for development, testing and production applications.” LIONSGATE is a global entertainment company that produces feature films and television programming.
“Capgemini has been a growing partner with AWS and together our focus on innovation is helping lead the transformation of corporate IT," said Joe Coyle, VP and NA CTO Capgemini. "We have many enterprise customers in manufacturing, software development, and retail who will benefit by running their SAP applications on AWS and will anticipate being able to do so with the certification of SAP Business Suite on AWS. In offering SAP applications on AWS we expect to see customers innovate quicker and at a lower cost, creating more opportunities to focus on their core business.”
SAP solutions now certified for production use on AWS include SAP Business Suite, SAP Hana One, SAP Business All-in-One solutions, SAP Rapid Deployment solutions, SAP Afaria, and SAP Business Objects business intelligence (BI) solutions. To learn more about running SAP on AWS and the cost savings that can be achieved, visit http://aws.amazon.com/sap.
About Amazon Web Services
Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon's expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of enterprise, government and startup customers businesses in 190 countries around the world. AWS offers over 30 different services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). AWS services are available to customers from data center locations in the U.S., Brazil, Europe, Japan, Singapore and Australia.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long battery life, and a thin and light design. The new latest generation Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now features new, improved fonts and faster page turns. Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom high-definition display, exclusive Dolby audio with dual stereo speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with dual-band support, dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads, enough storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and graphics engine—and it is available in two display sizes — 7” and 8.9”. The large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and comes with a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The all-new Kindle Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster performance, twice the memory, and longer battery life.
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