SAP Business One on HANA now available in Amazon AWS

SAP Business One on HANA now available in Amazon AWS

There was a growing demand already to opt in the option of SAP Business One on HANA available in Amazon AWS. Supporting B1H in virtualization environment is nothing new and SAP already made it available in VMWare and VSphere where SAP B1 can be used in Full Scale Production Environment. Now SAP just officially added AWS in the list. SAP Business One on HANA now available in Amazon AWS on public Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform.

As we know there are several pricing plan and options available in AWS. SAP and Amazon join hand and offering productive B1H in 2 major EC2 instance types of AWS. The EC2 plans are as below:

c3.8xlarge EC2 AWS Plan

AWS call it Compute Optimized Plan.

vCPU – 32, ECU – 108, Memory (GiB) – 60, Instance Storage (GB) – 2 X 320 SSD, Linux/Unix Usage – $1.680 Per Hour

r3.8xlarge EC2 AWS Plan

AWS call it Memory Optimized Plan.

vCPU – 32, ECU – 104, Memory (GiB) – 244, Instance Storage (GB) – 2 X 320 SSD, Linux/Unix Usage – $2.800 Per Hour

 

For Non-Production usage of SAP Business One Test/Replica Company Databases, below EC2 Plans are also available which are cost effective:

r3.2xlarge EC2 AWS Plan

vCPU – 8, ECU – 26, Memory (GiB) – 61, Instance Storage (GB) – 1 X 160 SSD, Linux/Unix Usage – $0.700 Per Hour

r3.4xlarge EC2 AWS Plan

vCPU – 16, ECU – 52, Memory (GiB) – 122, Instance Storage (GB) – 1 X 320 SSD, Linux/Unix Usage – $1.400 Per Hour

Specification of the Instance

C3 Instance

C3 instances are the latest generation of compute-optimized instances, providing customers with the highest performing processors and the lowest price/compute performance.

Features:

  • High Frequency Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 (Ivy Bridge) Processors
  • Support for Enhanced Networking
  • Support for clustering
  • SSD-backed instance storage

R3 Instance

R3 instances are optimized for memory-intensive applications and have the lowest cost per GiB of RAM.

Features

  • High Frequency Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 (Ivy Bridge) Processors
  • Lowest price point per GiB of RAM
  • SSD Storage
  • Support for Enhanced Networking

Concurrent Users Recommendation

For Production usage of SAP Business One on HANA in AWS Instances, below are the recommended no. of concurrent users for each EC2 Plan:

  • 8xlarge – 25 Concurrent Users Maximum
  • 8xlarge – 30 Concurrent Users Maximum

AWS Instances will just be empty virtual machine, so you need to follow step by step guide to install SAP B1 HANA and B1H manually as it is in Physical Servers. To lower the monthly bill from AWS, you are recommended to terminate the instance if they are not in use, such as after office hours in workdays, during the weekend and holidays.


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