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:
Getting the most from your cloud investment requires a proven assessment and transformation framework that leverages best practices, standard operating procedures and automation tools throughout the cloud lifecycle.READ BLOG
One of the world’s suppliers of footwear and apparel wanted to sustain consistent business growth and accelerate availability of its IT infrastructure for rapid implementation of IT solutions and other innovations. To do so, the company decided to migrate its existing on-premises SAP landscape to AWS Cloud.
Cognizant's consumer goods technology experts collaborated with the company to design and architect the migration of its SAP landscape, consisting of more than 30 SAP systems, to the cloud. To minimize disruption and downtime, we used a phased migration approach and multiple migration technologies, including DMO, O3O, Data Guard and R3load/Jload.
Cognizant also designed and implemented a high availability and disaster recovery solution for SAP workloads on AWS Cloud. This included implementing the AWS disaster recovery solution for the systems still hosted on-premises and those yet to be migrated to the cloud.
To leverage the client’s agile development approach, Cognizant adopted a platform that instantly prototypes SAP applications. We accelerated project implementation by adopting the new AWS Cloud platform for both existing and new SAP landscapes.
infrastructure spending on SAP landscapes
availability of hardware for scale-out and new project requirements
disaster recovery ensures recoverability of core business applications