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Cognizant works with organizations around the world to engineer robust, secure, cloud-based digital platforms on AWS that transform them into modern, digital enterprises. Our SAP on AWS Cloud solutions enable you to increase innovation, scale business services and improve operational agility.

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:

  • Transform your SAP landscape into an agile, cost-efficient, scalable and secure platform 
  • Run better and respond faster to changing demands
  • Take advantage of new technologies and business models to enable digital core on cloud
  • Bring in greater operational agility
  • Improve IT governance with user-defined automation, zero-touch monitoring, and auto-remediation of the application environment



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:

    • Assessment and validation of cloud strategy with business and IT vision
    • Framework and roadmap for AWS Cloud adoption for SAP applications
    • Trusted consultancy on SAP Migration and deployment strategies
    • Technical assessment of SAP on AWS with landscape planning and sizing
    • SAP S/4HANA adoption on AWS, one-step S/4HANA conversion
    • Architecture for SAP on AWS hosting, including high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) solutions


    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:

    • On-demand infrastructure provisioning
    • Scheduled, automated and controlled startup and shutdown of SAP applications
    • Automated backup management, monitoring and alerts
    • Automated technical monitoring for optimizing operations and management costs
    • Infrastructure cost budgeting, metering and control
    • Elastic SAP applications with autoscaling
    • DevOps for SAP on cloud
    • One-click DR failover
    • Role-based access control
    • SID/catalog and capacity-based pricing
  • SAP Implementation and Migration on AWS


    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:

    • Fast SAP migrations to AWS with SAP Rapid Migration 
    • Greenfield deployments of SAP landscape on AWS
    • Modernization of infrastructure for SAP applications
    • Deployment of high availability and disaster recovery solutions on AWS
    • Integration of SAP applications on AWS with SAP Cloud Platform
  • SAP Cloud Assessment Workshop


    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:

    • A 3-4-day cloud assessment session, conducted jointly by AWS and Cognizant, at your location
    • Review and assessment of your current SAP landscape
    • Discovery of how cloud technologies and Cognizant’s SAP migration and operations expertise can best help modernize your SAP systems


Once in the cloud, lose the on-premises thinking

To realize the full array of benefits offered by the cloud, businesses need to change how they approach platform lifecycle management.


AWS Migration Rejuvenates Indian Pharma Company’s Global Operations

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    The Challenge

    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.

    Our Approach

    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.

    Robust Platform Optimizes Company’s Infrastructure

    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


Serving customers by looking forward as well as back is a big promise, but the power of today’s new digital capabilities is vast and growing.

Let’s talk about how digital can work for your business.