If you are thinking about running your SAP installation on Amazon Web Services, take a read of this short but comprehensive overview.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides on-demand computing resources and services in the cloud, with pay-as-you-go pricing. You can run a server on AWS and log in, configure, secure, and operate it just as you would operate a server in your own data center.
Using AWS resources for your compute needs is like purchasing electricity from a power company instead of running your own generator, and it provides many of the same benefits:
- The capacity you get exactly matches your needs.
- You pay only for what you use.
- Economies of scale result in lower costs.
- The service is provided by a vendor who is experienced in running large-scale compute and network systems