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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is well suited for companies or organizations that need to run specific applications or virtual services on servers. The cost-per-server ratio makes this ideal for testing and live deployment scenarios. It is especially ideal for smaller to medium size IT development teams. If you are looking to just set up a website, for example, AWS may not be ideal unless you are having it custom built.
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SAP Cloud Platform

SAP Cloud Platform is great for the company that needs a one-stop-shop for their complete e2e solution. No more having to maintain multiple applications separately. This is good for the company that needs to unify their solutions under one umbrella and allow the seamless bi-directional flow of data from start to finish. SAP Cloud Platform is not for everyone. Those smaller companies that may not have the budget or may not have the complexity of applications may not benefit as much as larger companies with a much larger footprint.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
SAP Cloud Platform
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.9
SAP Cloud Platform
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.1
SAP Cloud Platform
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
8.7
SAP Cloud Platform
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.6
SAP Cloud Platform
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.5
SAP Cloud Platform
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
SAP Cloud Platform
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
7.9
SAP Cloud Platform
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.4
SAP Cloud Platform

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
8.2
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
8.2
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
8.4
Platform management overhead
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
7.7
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
8.0
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
8.7
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
8.2
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
7.7
Development environment replication
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
9.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
8.2
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
7.8
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Web Services
SAP Cloud Platform
7.8

Pros

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) is not the easiest virtual service to set up but once you get the hang of it, it's fairly easy to install new instances (servers) and stop them. This is good for multiple reasons e.g we run multiple tests and live production servers for our different services. When we are done with one we can easily turn it off. The cost of the specifications on our virtual servers is only a fraction of the cost of what we would get locally or even on most traditional web services companies.
  • Amazon Web Services can be relatively cost efficient depending on where you are coming from. For our smaller organization, we felt the cost was worth it as other alternatives were not as affordable. The good thing with AWS is you only pay for what you use. If you want S3 (Simple Storage Service), you can pay for that. If you want to run a compute engine, EC2 can be paid for. At the end of the month, you get one bill based on your usage.
  • Because of our size as a company, AWS was easier to deploy compared to local dedicated solutions. All we had to do was take our development team through a simple 2-day course to get them on board. The ease of deployment means that we do not have to hire a specialist to deploy servers for us.
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  • The ability to integrate through different APIs regardless of application giving the customer the full capability to have a bi-directional flow of data.
  • Allows different departments the ability to seamlessly add/review/approve data/tasks.
  • Provides a full e2e capabilities from Q2C.
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Cons

  • If there is one thing I think AWS needs improvement on, it is the administration dashboard. It can be a nightmare to use especially when trying to access billing. This could be made better, honestly, as there should be a simplified way to access simple admin features.
  • While AWS was fairly easy to integrate into our solutions, it is not as easy to use without some IT knowledge. The dashboards are complicated and designed for someone who is computer savvy. If you are just want to keep track of billing, for example, you may need to take a course or spend a few hours with someone being walked through the admin console.
  • AWS does tend to be slow at times. If you do not have a fast internet connection, it can take time to access services that are hosted on AWS. This is not always the case but we have had clients complain about this if they are trying to access a service from multiple points (IP addresses). The only real fix we found was to make our files cache to another server and only keep current data accessible to clients.
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  • Cost. Making it more available to all markets including SMB.
  • Having a better selling point for SAP S/4 HANA since speed is not always as easy to distinguish.
  • Adding more tiles within SAP Fiori within each SAP module.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
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Support at AWS is great! The cost is low. Their business model is sound. They tend to benefit us.
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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
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Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Performance

AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
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Support

Amazon Web Services3.0
Based on 3 answers
unless you paid the premium, no support at all
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
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Alternatives Considered

I selected AWS for my development environment and disaster recovery, due to the simplicity compared to other vendors.
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In an SAP-integrated enterprise project, SAP Cloud is a great solution. However Microsoft Azure is more flexible in terms of a scale of project & pricing, so may be superior for certain use cases, particularly where SAP integration is not necessary.
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Return on Investment

  • Dynamic scaling has allowed us to match cost to revenue producing traffic
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  • It was quick and easy to evaluate the platform for our needs
  • Ultimately we did not move forward with the platform due to our project needs changing
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Amazon Web Services

Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon Web Services Editions & Modules
Amazon Web Services
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SAP Cloud Platform

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SAP Cloud Platform Editions & Modules
SAP Cloud Platform
Edition
Starter Edition
$5071
Professional Edition
$252
AppServices Standard Edition
$1,2573
Infrastructure
$1,0993
1. per month
2. per user per month
3. per month
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