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Hosting SAP solutions on AWS can present challenges—from building a business case and defining the roadmap to choosing the best solution and migrating instances to integrate with your existing IT landscape.
As a certified SAP Global Solutions Integrator, Cognizant offers you the partnership, experience, frameworks, tools and accelerators to overcome these challenges.
Cognizant’s SAP on AWS Consulting team can orchestrate your SAP cloud migration end-to-end, whether it’s an isolated portion of your landscape—such as disaster recovery, or training or prototyping—or a fully provisioned S/4HANA cloud integration with ongoing managed platform as a service (mPaaS).
By deploying SAP on AWS, we can help your organization to:
SAP certified infrastructure operations service provider
“I really appreciate your commitment and successful execution of our Cloud Adoption journey for our SAP application. The S/4HANA Managed Cloud Platform setup built on AWS is vital for the organization’s digital goals. The migration of our SAP application workloads to cloud has resulted in a cost savings of over 30%.”
—IT Manager, U.S.-based apparel and footwear giant
“We worked collaboratively with Cognizant’s SAP Cloud Practice to migrate our legacy SAP systems from on-premises data center into AWS Cloud successfully. Through this, we have managed to save around 50% to 60% of the infrastructure cost.”
—IT Portfolio Manager, Energy management and automation company
SAP Rapid Migration to AWS
“By migrating our SAP DR Systems from on-premise to AWS, we estimate a financial economy of at least 20% on our annual infrastructure spend. Cognizant SAP Cloud team jointly worked with us and helped to migrate our SAP ERP Production Disaster Recovery Workloads from U.S. Data Center to AWS Cloud.”
—Corporate Communications Team, U.S.-based mass media company
Disaster Recovery on AWS
“I would like to add my gratitude to the Cognizant team for all the hard work over the last year, including countless evenings and weekends. Delivering a project of this complexity with so few issues is a result of the discipline, dedication and leadership from everyone involved.”
—Director of IT Strategy & Delivery, Leading soft drinks company
SAP Hybrid Cloud Hosting
Cognizant’s experience in SAP on AWS hosting includes consulting, infrastructure services, architecting and executing SAP migration to AWS, and technical operations—all offered in a consumption-based pricing model.
Cognizant provides top-notch consulting for migrating and deploying SAP applications on AWS, benchmarked against industry standards. Our cloud advisory service offering includes:
Our unique SID-based pricing model for managed platform as a service (mPaaS) for SAP applications gives you a truly consumption-based pricing approach in managing technical operations of SAP systems on AWS. To design a fail-proof infrastructure architecture for deployment and migration of SAP to AWS, you must visualize the end-state with great detail. Cognizant helps you do so by capturing key business and security requirements, establishing a set of design principles to clarify objectives and priorities, and making design choices for SAP deployment on AWS. We help you leverage multiple advantages of operating SAP systems in AWS cloud, including:
With AWS and other partners, Cognizant utilizes best practices for deploying your SAP landscape on AWS, for a greenfield implementation (SAP Cloud Fit) and migration of your existing on-premises SAP workloads (SAP Cloud Shift). With deep experience delivering SAP S/4HANA engagements on public cloud, we have configured business-critical systems such as SAP S/4HANA with 99.9%+ platform availability and fail-proof disaster recovery. Cognizant can improve your business agility, reduce TCO, accelerate provisioning and give you a zero-defect transition to cloud. We have invested in building Cognizant’s SAP Cloud Assessment and Transformation Framework and SAP HANA Assessment and Transformation Framework; combined, they help us swiftly adopt and execute your cloud strategy and speed your SAP migration from on-premises to cloud—eliminating high capital expenditure on SAP. Particularly, we can help with:
Cognizant has delivered multiple high-profile SAP engagements, including SAP Cloud Hosting, SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA adoption projects. You can trust us to help you take the first step towards SAP Cloud with our assessment workshops.
Our SAP Cloud assessment workshops for customers typically include:
An Indian pharmaceutical company with global operations had migrated its SAP-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and its associated Central Component to an on-premises environment. Although the move improved performance, it also resulted in rising costs and sub-par support. When under maintenance, the SAP system had extensive periods of downtime and received only limited security patch updates. The pharma company sought to improve the flexibility and scalability of its SAP system while lowering costs, and Cognizant stepped in to help.
Leveraging our extensive experience, gained from more than 560 cloud engagements and over 60 cloud managed services projects, Cognizant executed the technical migration of the pharmaceutical company’s SAP ERP Central Component and SAP Solution Manager systems from its on-premises environment to an AWS public cloud platform. With five AWS-certified professional architects overseeing the cloud implementation, we delivered an end-to-end environment validated by best practices in four and a half months. The new environment includes a high-availability architecture, which was missing in the company’s earlier infrastructure. We also committed to five years of managed services support for the client’s SAP Basis landscape as well as its AWS infrastructure and security, including cloud security services for both data and applications.
The AWS cloud platform helps optimize the pharmaceutical company’s IT infrastructure and enhance its scalability and security. The new platform also improves the security of the company’s SAP landscape, making its operations less vulnerable to expensive interruption. We delivered an SAP migration to the AWS public cloud that complies with good practice quality guidelines and regulations. Thanks to a more robust, flexible, scalable and cost-efficient platform, the client and its 3,800 staff members now enjoy 99.95% network availability and 99.92% SAP applications availability.
infrastructure and migrations issues during deployment
availability as a result of configured frequent full backups
significant cost savings for the next five years
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