Amazon Web Services Certified to Run SAP Business Suite for Production Applications

  Amazon Web Services Certified to Run SAP Business Suite for Production

   Customers of all sizes can now deploy SAP Business Suite applications in
 production on the AWS platform to gain increased agility and infrastructure
                                 cost savings

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- November 15, 2012

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today
announced that SAP Business Suite software is now certified by SAP to run in
production on the AWS Cloud. These products include the SAP Enterprise
Resource Planning (SAP ERP), SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM),
SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM), SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP
SCM) and SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) applications.
Enterprises running SAP Business Suite can now leverage the on-demand,
pay-as-you-go AWS platform to support thousands of concurrent users in
production without making costly capital expenditures for their underlying
infrastructure. SAP Business Suite certified for use on AWS follows the
announcement made last month that the SAP HANA One platform is certified for
production use on AWS and available on AWS Marketplace. For more information
on deploying SAP solutions on AWS, visit

“Enterprises continue to look for ways to innovate faster, cut costs and
standardize their use of AWS across their whole IT landscape,” said Terry
Wise, Head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “With SAP Business Suite
running in production on AWS, enterprises can take advantage of the AWS
pay-as-you-go model to run their applications securely, quickly and
cost-effectively, paying only for the resources used.”

“Customers large and small are experiencing tremendous success when running
their SAP applications on AWS, whether it’s SAP HANA One and now SAP Business
Suite,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Senior Vice President, Ecosystem and Channels,
SAP. “Today’s announcement provides enterprises the ability to use the cloud
to flexibly deploy their largest and most sophisticated SAP applications
quickly and scale up as the business grows.”

“We have been using AWS for 3 years and, during that time, we’ve saved over $1
million in estimated infrastructure costs,” said Theresa Miller, CIO and EVP,
Information Technology, LIONSGATE.“As a predominately SAP shop, the ability
to run SAP applications on AWS was very important for our enterprise
application workloads. We already utilize SAP solutions in a Windows
environment on AWS and are pleased that we’ll be able to run SAP Business
Suite on AWS for development, testing and production applications.” LIONSGATE
is a global entertainment company that produces feature films and television

“Capgemini has been a growing partner with AWS and together our focus on
innovation is helping lead the transformation of corporate IT," said Joe
Coyle, VP and NA CTO Capgemini. "We have many enterprise customers in
manufacturing, software development, and retail who will benefit by running
their SAP applications on AWS and will anticipate being able to do so with the
certification of SAP Business Suite on AWS. In offering SAP applications on
AWS we expect to see customers innovate quicker and at a lower cost, creating
more opportunities to focus on their core business.”

SAP solutions now certified for production use on AWS include SAP Business
Suite, SAP Hana One, SAP Business All-in-One solutions, SAP Rapid Deployment
solutions, SAP Afaria, and SAP Business Objects business intelligence (BI)
solutions. To learn more about running SAP on AWS and the cost savings that
can be achieved, visit

About Amazon Web Services

Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure
services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as
cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the
ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure
expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure
servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS,
businesses can take advantage of Amazon's expertise and economies of scale to
access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and
at a lower cost. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable,
scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds
of thousands of enterprise, government and startup customers businesses in 190
countries around the world. AWS offers over 30 different services, including
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service
(Amazon S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). AWS services
are available to customers from data center locations in the U.S., Brazil,
Europe, Japan, Singapore and Australia.

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