SAP solutions on Azure

Run SAP solutions across development, testing and production scenarios in Azure

Run the SAP solutions you already use on Azure

SAP on Azure solutions help you optimise your enterprise resource planning (ERP) in the cloud using the security features, reliability and scalable SAP-certified infrastructure of Azure.

From small to big: Run your largest SAP HANA workloads on SAP certified VMs on Azure. Handle transactions and analytics in-memory on a single data copy to accelerate your business processes, gain business intelligence and simplify your IT environment.

SAP HANA on Azure offers:

  • On-demand M-series virtual machines (VMs) certified for SAP HANA, with scale up to 4 TB.
  • Up to 12 TB memory with Mv2 VMs, the largest certified SAP HANA VMs in the public cloud.
  • Purpose-built SAP HANA instances that scale up to 20 TB on a single node also supporting persistent memory.
  • Ability to scale out SAP HANA capabilities up to 60 TB with TDIv4, and up to 120 TB with TDIv5 authorisation.
  • A 99.99-per cent service-level agreement (SLA) for large instances in a high-availability pair, and a 99.9-per cent SLA for a single SAP HANA large instance.
Coats
"By moving SAP HANA to Azure, we have been able to speed up planning cycles and accelerate delivery of finished goods to our customers. Our whole production engine can now speed up."
Richard Cammish, Chief Information Officer, Coats

SAP HANA pricing

One Azure Virtual Machine for the SAP HANA server-only DB platform

Example: Native HANA applications | Two-tier installation

Database size System type Monthly estimate
192 GB Single instance See estimate
256 GB Single instance See estimate
512 GB Single instance See estimate
1 TB Single instance See estimate
1.7 TB Single instance See estimate
2 TB Single instance See estimate
3 TB Single instance See estimate
4 TB Single instance See estimate
6 TB Single instance See estimate
*Monthly cost will be based on your actual usage of Microsoft Azure services and will vary from the estimates provided. Systems follow public reference including storage for backup.

This intelligent ERP suite is designed specifically for in-memory computing. Whether you want to run SAP S/4HANA in a new implementation or migrate from SAP Business Suite to SAP S/4HANA, Azure has you covered.

SAP S/4HANA on Azure offers:

  • Seamless connectivity for end users who need to access SAP Fiori-based applications when using Azure ExpressRoute.
  • A 99.99 per cent SLA for your critical ERP instances by running all product instances of SAP S/4HANA in a high-availability pair by running in two Azure Availability Zones.
  • Backup for SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW/4 HANA in seconds, with a low recovery-time objective – even for multi-terabyte databases.
  • Certification that SAP S/4HANA runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Plus, SAP HANA on Azure Virtual Machines and SAP HANA on Azure large-instance machines are certified to run SAP S/4HANA.
Guyana Goldfields
"We're looking at a 40 percent reduction in ERP maintenance costs by using Azure, compared to using the closest competitor for hosting SAP S/4HANA on a cloud platform or even hosting it on premises."
Rohit Tellis, Chief Information Officer, Guyana Goldfields

SAP S/4HANA pricing

One Azure Virtual Machine for the SAP HANA server-only DB platform

Example: Native HANA applications | Two-tier installation

Database size System type Monthly estimate
192 GB Single instance See estimate
256 GB Single instance See estimate
512 GB Single instance See estimate
1 TB Single instance See estimate
1.7 TB Single instance See estimate
2 TB Single instance See estimate
3 TB Single instance See estimate
4 TB Single instance See estimate
6 TB Single instance See estimate
*Monthly cost will be based on your actual usage of Microsoft Azure services and will vary from the estimates provided. Systems follow public reference including storage for backup.

Collect and connect to any data in real time with next-generation data warehouses built entirely on SAP HANA.

SAP BW/4HANA/SAP BW on HANA on Azure offers:

  • Optimisation of your SAP Business Warehouse and analytics environments.
  • An SAP Business Warehouse configuration that’s resilient to failures.
  • Flexible scaling – SAP HANA large instances support up to 60 TB in scale-out SAP Business Warehouse configurations, with a configuration of up to 15 nodes of 4 TB instances.
  • Certification that SAP BW/4HANA runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Plus, SAP HANA on Azure Virtual Machines and large instance machines are certified to run SAP BW/4HANA.
Accenture
"We are running one of the largest SAP HANA business warehouses on Azure for our own business, giving us the reliable performance and agility we need for our financial reporting systems."
Andrew Wilson, Chief Information Officer, Accenture

SAP BW/4HANA pricing

One Azure Virtual Machine for the SAP HANA server-only DB platform

Example: Native HANA applications | Two-tier installation

Database size System type Monthly estimate
192 GB Single instance See estimate
256 GB Single instance See estimate
512 GB Single instance See estimate
1 TB Single instance See estimate
2 TB Single instance See estimate
3 TB Single instance See estimate
*Monthly cost will be based on your actual usage of Microsoft Azure services and will vary from the estimates provided. Systems follow public reference including storage for backup.

Develop, provision and manage your SAP and non-SAP applications across a heterogeneous software environment. SAP NetWeaver provides the foundation for operating and customising products such as SAP Business Suite, a set of fully integrated applications including SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SCM and SAP SRM.

SAP NetWeaver on Azure offers:

  • Cost savings and agility for non-production environments by spinning VMs on demand, as well as cost-effective storage options.
  • Industry-leading SLAs for VMs running SAP NetWeaver with 99.9 per cent availability for a single VM and 99.95 per cent for VMs in an Azure Availability Zone.
  • Certification that SAP NetWeaver will run on Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Mosaic
"We acquired a supply-chain modeling solution, and we were able to spin up the necessary compute in Azure in literally hours. In our traditional datacenter model, that would have taken us weeks, since we would have needed to acquire and install a new server."
Doug Mills, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Mosaic Company

Run SAP S/4HANA in a managed cloud. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud combines managed services for SAP S/4HANA and Azure cloud infrastructure for seamless enterprise-grade sales and support.

Avianca
"Our new implementation of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud on Microsoft Azure is a significant step forward in our enterprise digital transformation. The SAP and Microsoft partnership continues to create powerful solutions that combine application management and product expertise from SAP with a global, trusted, and intelligent cloud from Microsoft Azure."
Santiago Aldana Sanin, Chief Technology Officer, Avianca

Increase control over your small business with an ERP application that captures all of your business data in a single system. Get more agility with an on-demand VM infrastructure from Azure by spinning up VMs in minutes. Lower your non-production system costs by using automation capabilities in Azure to shut down VMs.

SAP Business One on Azure offers:

  • Industry-leading SLAs for virtual machines with 99.9 per cent availability for a single VM and 99.95 per cent availability for VMs in an Azure Availability Zone.
  • Certification that SAP Business One will run on Azure Virtual Machines.

SAP Business One pricing

One Azure Virtual Machine for the SAP HANA server-only DB platform

Example: Business One installation

Database size System type Monthly estimate
192 GB Business One 75 user See estimate
256 GB Business One 100 user See estimate
512 GB Business One 200 user See estimate
1 TB Business One 300 user See estimate
*Monthly cost will be based on your actual usage of Microsoft Azure services and will vary from the estimates provided. Systems follow public reference including storage for backup.

Get more agility with an on-demand virtual machine infrastructure from Azure by spinning up VMs in minutes. Lower your non-production system costs by using automation capabilities to shut down VMs.

SAP Hybris on Azure offers:

  • Business continuity by using high availability and disaster recovery services such as Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery.
  • Industry-leading SLAs for virtual machines – 99.9 per cent availability for a single VM and 99.95 per cent availability for VMs in an availability set.
  • Certification that SAP Hybris Commerce Platform 5.x and 6.x runs on Windows Server, SQL Server and Oracle databases. Plus, SAP Hybris runs on all SAP NetWeaver-certified Azure Virtual Machines.
Adveo
"By running SAP Hybris on Azure at scale, we gained business agility with real-time insights into our supply chain, and we automated orders and drop shipments for our dealers across Europe."
Luis Ramos Trujillo, Chief Information Officer, ADVEO

Give developers the choice to build and extend cloud applications faster using an open platform as a service (PaaS) with integrated services.

SAP Cloud Platform on Azure offers:

  • Cloud Foundry to manage cloud environments.
  • The ability to co-locate applications using SAP ERP data on Azure.

Explore our jointly developed use cases supported by reference architectures for integration across Azure, SAP services and Microsoft offerings.

SAP Cloud Platform services available on Azure by region

Service name West Europe West US 2 East US Japan East Southeast Asia
Alert notification Available Available Available Available Available
API Management Available Available Available Available Available
Application Autoscaler Available Available Available Available Available
Application Logging Available Available Available Available Available
Authorisation and Trust Management Available Available Available Available Available
Business Rules Available Available Available Available Available
Cloud Foundry Application Runtime Available Available Available Available Available
Connectivity Available Available Available Available Available
Credential Store Available Available Available Available Available
Custom Domain Available Available Available Available Available
Data privacy integration Available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Destination Available Available Available Available Available
Document management, integration option Available Available Available Available Available
Enterprise Messaging Available Available Available Available Available
Extension Factory, Kyma runtime Available Available Available Available Available
Extension Factory, serverless runtime Available Available Available Available Available
Feature Flags Service Available Available Available Available Available
HTML5 Applications Available Available Available Available Available
Job Scheduler Available Available Available Available Available
Mobile Services, consumers Available Available Available Available Available
Mobile Services, users Available Available Available Available Available
Object Store Available Available Available Available Available
OData Provisioning* Available Available Available Available Available
Open Connectors Available Available Available Available Available
Personal data manager Available Available Not available Not available Not available
Portal Available Available Available Available Available
Process Integration Available Available Available Available Available
Process Visibility Available Available Available Available Available
SAP HANA Cloud Available Available Available Available Available
SAP HANA Service Available Available Available Available Available
SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extensibility Available Available Available Available Available
SAP SuccessFactors Extensibility Available Available Available Available Available
SAP Web IDE Full-Stack** Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Service Management Available Available Available Available Available
Transport management Available Available Available Available Available
UI Theme Designer Available Available Available Available Available
UI5 flexibility for key users Available Available Available Available Available
Web Analytics Available Available Available Available Available
Workflow Available Available Available Available Available

* Service now part of the Extension Factory, serverless runtime

** This runs in the NEO environment and is available by cross-consumption

SAP solution architectures

Read the technical SAP documentation and solution architectures to learn how to quickly design and implement highly available, performant and resilient solutions.

SAP S/4HANA en instancias grandes de HANA con alta disponibilidad y recuperación ante desastresLa arquitectura de esta solución muestra el flujo de una solicitud de usuario en un entorno SAP basado en instancias de Azure Virtual Machines de alto rendimiento y una base de datos HANA en memoria que se ejecuta en instancias grandes de HANA para ofrecer una escalabilidad y un rendimiento sin parangón. Este sistema aprovecha la agrupación en clústeres de sistema operativo para obtener rendimiento y alta disponibilidad de la base de datos usando replicación del sistema de HANA, así como una configuración de recuperación ante desastres completa para garantizar la disponibilidad del sistema.123456789

SAP S/4HANA on HANA Large Instances with HA and DR

Overview

This solution architecture illustrates how a user request flows through an SAP landscape built on high-performance Azure Virtual Machines and an in-memory HANA database running on HANA large instances for unparalleled scalability and performance. This system takes advantage of OS clustering for database performance, high availability using HANA system replication and a full disaster recovery (DR) configuration for guaranteed system availability.

Flow

  1. 1 In this example, an on-premises SAP user executes a sales order via Fiori interface, custom interface or other.
  2. 2 Azure high-speed express route gateway is used to connect to Azure Virtual Machines.
  3. 3 Request flows into highly available ABAP SAP Central Services (ASCS) and then through application servers running on Azure Virtual Machines in an availability set offering a 99.95 per cent uptime SLA.
  4. 4 Request is sent from App Server to SAP HANA running on primary large instance blades.
  5. 5 Primary and secondary blades are clustered at OS level for 99.99 per cent availability, and data replication is handled through HANA System Replication in synchronous mode (HSR) from primary to secondary enabling zero RPO.
  6. 6 In-memory data of SAP HANA is persisted to high-performance NFS storage.
  7. 7 Data from NFS storage is periodically backed up in seconds, using built-in storage snapshots on the local storage, with no impact to database performance.
  8. 8 Persistent data volume on secondary storage is replicated to dedicated DR system through a dedicated backbone network for HANA storage replication.
  9. 9 Large instance on DR side can be used for non-production to save costs by mounting both the QA storage and DR replicated volume (read-only).
Máquinas virtuales SAP S/4HANA en LinuxEsta arquitectura de solución de máquinas virtuales SAP S/4HANA en Azure muestra el flujo de una solicitud de usuario en un entorno SAP creado con instancias de Azure Virtual Machines de alto rendimiento y bases de datos de SAP HANA en memoria que se ejecutan en instancias de Azure Virtual Machines para obtener una escalabilidad y un rendimiento sin parangón. Este sistema aprovecha la agrupación en clústeres a nivel de sistema operativo de Linux para obtener alta disponibilidad, Premium Storage para mejorar el rendimiento, replicación de datos para lograr alta disponibilidad con la característica de replicación del sistema de HANA (HSR) y una configuración completa de recuperación ante desastres para obtener una disponibilidad del sistema del 99,95 % con HSR en modo asincrónico.123456879

SAP S/4HANA VM on Linux

Overview

This SAP S/4HANA on Azure VM solution architecture illustrates how a user request flows through an SAP landscape built using high-performance Azure Virtual Machines and in-memory SAP HANA databases running on Azure Virtual Machines for unparalleled scalability and performance. This system takes advantage of Linux OS clustering for high availability, premium storage for performance, data replication for high availability via HANA System Replication (HSR) and a full disaster recovery (DR) configuration for guaranteed 99.95% system availability with asynchronous HSR.

Flow

  1. 1 In this example, an on-premises SAP user executes a sales order request via SAP’s S/4HANA Fiori interface, custom application interface or others.
  2. 2 Azure high-speed express route gateway is used to connect securely from an on-premises network to Azure Virtual Machines and other Azure resources.
  3. 3 Request flows into highly available SAP ABAP SAP Central Services ASCS and then through SAP application servers running on Azure Virtual Machines in a Azure VM Availability Set offering a 99.95 per cent uptime SLA.
  4. 4 Request is sent from app server to SAP HANA running on an Azure Virtual Machine optimised for large memory SAP HANA workloads.
  5. 5 Primary (active) and secondary (standby) running on SAP certified M-series virtual machines with Write Accelerator are clustered at OS level for 99.95 per cent availability, and data replication is handled through HANA System Replication in synchronous mode (HSR) from primary to secondary enabling zero RPO.
  6. 6 In-memory data of SAP HANA is persisted to high-performance Azure Premium Storage.
  7. 7 In-memory HANA data is replicated to a disaster recovery (DR) region virtual machine through an Azure high-speed backbone network and HSR in asynchronous mode. The disaster recovery VM can be smaller than the production VM to save costs.
  8. 8 VMs on the DR region can be used for non-production to save costs by mounting both the non-production storage and DR replicated volume (read-only).
  9. 9 SAP App Server with ASCS on the DR side can be in standby shutdown mode, and can be started when needed to save costs.
SAP NetWeaver en SQL ServerLa solución NetWeaver en SQL Server muestra cómo fluye una solicitud de usuario en un entorno SAP basado en NetWeaver utilizando Azure Virtual Machines para hospedar aplicaciones SAP y una base de datos de SQL Server. Este sistema aprovecha la agrupación en clústeres a nivel de sistema operativo para lograr alta disponibilidad, Premium Storage para obtener almacenamiento con mayor rendimiento y escalabilidad, la funcionalidad SQL Server AlwaysOn para replicación y una configuración completa de recuperación ante desastres para lograr una disponibilidad del sistema del 99,95 %.