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SAP on AWS Workloads Accelerate As Thousands of Customers Leverage AWS to Run SAP Solutions on AWS

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) shared that thousands of enterprise customers are running SAP workloads on AWS -- with hundreds of those workloads in production. Businesses of all sizes and across virtually every industry and geography are running their SAP landscapes, including multiple production environments, on AWS to simplify infrastructure management, improve time-to-market, lower costs, and deliver innovation with AWS services integration.

AWS has been working with SAP since 2011 to enable customers to deploy and migrate their SAP applications to AWS, and has certified AWS for the vast majority of SAP applications available to customers today. In addition, AWS is working with SAP to power multiple SaaS services and offerings including SAP Concur, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Cloud Platform (SCP), and HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC).

"Customers have been relying on AWS to run their mission-critical SAP applications in a secure and optimized way for years, driving significant performance increases and lowering costs," said Terry Wise, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. "Now, we are seeing customers integrate their SAP solutions with AWS's unmatched capabilities in compute, storage, databases, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, serverless computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more to create innovative and differentiated offerings."

Compass Group, Illumina, AGC Asahi Glass Co., Petronas Lubricants, Sumitomo Chemical, Visy, Mitsui & Co., Cardinal Health, Bose, Louisiana Pacific, Citco, Thermo Fisher, Contact Energy, Mercury, Del Monte, L&T Infotech, Edelweiss General Insurance, Oppo Electronics, Videocon, and BR Distribuidora are just a few of the customers running SAP solutions on AWS.

Compass Group, better known for its brands including Bon Appetit, Eurest, Canteen, Wolfgang Puck, among others, is one of the world's largest foodservice companies, serving millions of people daily and employing over 500,000 associates across all continents. Compass Group relies on SAP to run their business, from supply chain and financials to payroll. "By moving SAP to AWS, Compass has been able to provide a global network between its global offices by sharing data and applications in a cost effective way via the cloud. This has enabled disaster recovery systems at a local and regional level and ultimately allowed Compass to innovate faster by leveraging the scale, maturity, security, and reliability of AWS," said Imran Ali, CTO Compass Group.

Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Their focus on innovation has established them as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical, and applied markets. "By selecting AWS for our SAP HANA Analytics environment, we are now able to meet the growth and agility needs of our business, along with providing a secure, durable, and highly available platform to our customers," said Norm Fjeldheim, CIO at Ilumina. "Since deploying on AWS, we can now build and scale SAP environments in a matter of minutes, a previous constraint of ours. SAP HANA Analytics on AWS now acts as our core Data Mart, empowering our business to capture endless data sources, ultimately leading to faster decision making."

Established in 2008, Petronas Lubricants International manufactures and markets a full range of high-quality automotive and industrial lubricant products in over 100 markets globally. "At Petronas Lubricants International, technology is at the heart of our business. We invest in technology to serve our customers better and ensure business growth and sustainability. Our global implementation of SAP S/4HANA on AWS replaces nine legacy systems and integrates our in-country deployments to a globally managed solution. With AWS, our infrastructure set-up for SAP S/4HANA accelerated from three months to less than two weeks. This has enabled us to focus on design and innovations to meet business needs at a 50 percent lower equivalent on-premises infrastructure cost," said Yew Cheong Chow, CIO, Petronas Lubricants International.

Sumitomo Chemical is a major Japanese chemical company founded in 1913 as a fertilizer manufacturing plant. "After migrating our Japanese SAP ERP instance to AWS, it ran much faster than our on-premises environment. Job-processing time reduced by approximately 40 percent. Overall, the results far exceeded our expectations. Migrating to AWS also let us implement disaster-recovery solutions, which had been difficult with our on-premises environment. The work an IT department does changes with the times, and engineers need to change with it. My impression is that as we use AWS more widely, the members of our IT department are starting to think differently too," said Yasuo Tosa Associate Officer, IT Innovation Dept., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

Visy is a leading packaging and recycling company with more than 120 locations across Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. The company, which has a workforce of more than 5,500 employees, also has trading offices across Asia, Europe, and North America. Visy sought to migrate all the systems running on its private cloud-including SAP-to a public cloud environment to improve performance. "SAP is the core financial system for our entire global operation. We saw the switch to a public cloud as an opportunity to improve our SAP performance-ensuring financial data got to stakeholders faster than ever before for better business decisions," said David Peano Chief Information Officer, Visy. "We wanted to work with a cloud provider that could help us incorporate AI and IoT technologies into our business. By moving to AWS, response times on the SAP database are 28 percent faster than in our private cloud infrastructure. We're also seeing a 46 percent boost in performance on the application server level."

Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Ltd. is the wholly owned Australian subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., one of the world's most diversified trading, investment, and services enterprises, and leading exporter of Australia's key natural resources and agricultural commodities. "With our previous, on-premises financial reporting system, uptimes were about 85 percent. Using AWS, we get uptimes of 99.99 percent for SAP S/4 HANA. Ultimately, AWS was more cost-competitive than the other cloud-service providers we evaluated. Plus, with AWS Availability Zones present in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region, we could keep our data securely stored and backed up in Australia. The scalability of the SAP S/4 HANA platform on AWS enables us to bring the benefits of SAP to other business units without the cost of implementing a new system," said Craig Howard, General Manager of Finance, Mitsui Coal Holdings.

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Published Thursday, June 07, 2018 7:41 AM by David Marshall
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