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.

SAP HANA

Run your largest SAP HANA workloads 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 certified for SAP HANA with scale up to 4 TB.
  • Purpose-built SAP HANA instances that scale up to 20 TB on a single node.
  • Scale out SAP HANA capabilities up to 60 TB.
  • A 99.99 percent service-level agreement for large instances in a high-availability pair and a 99.9 percent 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 S/4HANA

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 percent SLA for your critical ERP instances by running all product instances of SAP S/4HANA in a high-availability pair in two Azure regions.
  • Backup for SAP S/4HANA and SAP B/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 BW/4HANA

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 is 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 Business Suite

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 percent availability for a single VM and 99.95 percent for VMs in an availability set.
  • 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

SAP HEC

Run SAP S/4HANA in a managed cloud. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud combines managed services for SAP S/4HANA and 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

SAP Business One

Increase control over your small business with an ERP application that captures all 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—99.9 percent availability for a single VM and 99.95 percent availability for VMs in an availability set.
  • Certification that SAP Business One will run on Azure Virtual Machines.

SAP Hybris

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 percent availability for a single VM and 99.95 percent 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

SAP Cloud Platform

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.
  • Fast application development using Azure Event Hubs for event-data processing and Azure Storage for unlimited storage.

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 on HANA large instances with HA and DRThis 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.123456789
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  2. Flow

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 percent 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 percent 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 nonproduction to save costs by mounting both the QA storage and DR replicated volume (read-only).
SAP S/4HANA VM on LinuxThis 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.123456879
  1. Overview
  2. Flow

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 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 percent 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 percent 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 nonproduction 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 on SQL ServerThis NetWeaver on SQL Server application solution illustrates how a user request flows through an SAP landscape built on NetWeaver using Azure Virtual Machines to host SAP applications and a SQL Server database. This system takes advantage of OS clustering for high availability, premium storage for faster storage performance and scalability, SQL Server AlwaysOn capability for replication, and a full disaster recovery (DR) configuration for 99.95 percent system availability.