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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 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 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 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
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 percent 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 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
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 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 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 percent availability for a single VM and 99.95 percent 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 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 percent availability for a single VM and 99.95 percent availability for VMs in an Azure Availability Zone.
  • Certification that SAP Business One will run on Azure Virtual Machines.

SAP Business One on HANA

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 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

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
Authorization 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 available by cross-consumption

Demo your SAP solutions on Microsoft Azure

Deploy a fully configured SAP solution on Microsoft Azure using the SAP Cloud Appliance Library. Whether you want to demo and test new functionalities or quickly build an SAP sandbox environment on Azure, select one of the available solutions and run them within minutes on Microsoft Azure.

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/4 HANA for Large Instances

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.

Run SAP BW/4HANA with Linux virtual machines on Azure

SAP BW/4HANA is an enterprise data warehouse solution designed for the cloud and optimised for the SAP HANA platform.

SAP NetWeaver on SQL Server

This 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.

SAP technical scenarios

Get high availability of critical systems and robust disaster-recovery capabilities when you run your SAP landscape in Azure. Use Azure Virtual Machines if your organisation requires heavy compute, storage and network resources, in minimal time, to avoid lengthy procurement cycles of on-premises cloud setups.

SAP HANA

Achieve high availability with a resilient architecture that includes active and standby systems with data replication. Azure takes advantage of SAP HANA high-availability and disaster-recovery capabilities with SAP HANA large instances, including:

  • Storage replication—replicate data to a SAP HANA large-instance stamp in another Azure region.
  • SAP HANA system replication—replicate data to a separate SAP HANA system.
  • Host auto-failover—recover from the failure of a SAP HANA host with a local fault-recovery solution.
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Virtual machines

Set up high availability for SAP HANA in multiple cloud environments using Azure Virtual Machines.

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SAP NetWeaver

Quickly deploy classic applications—including SAP NetWeaver-based advanced business application programming (ABAP), Java or an ABAP and Java stack—using Azure Virtual Machines. Integrate Virtual Machines into your organisation’s on-premises infrastructure, private cloud and SAP landscape.

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Disaster recovery

Exceed the capabilities of most on-premises disaster-recovery solutions and at a low total cost of ownership, with Azure Site Recovery—tested and integrated with SAP applications.

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Replace your on-premises or remote backup solution with a more secure, reliable and cost-effective cloud-based solution. Back up and restore your SAP data in the cloud using Azure Backup. Help protect the critical SAP applications running in your datacenter with Azure Site Recovery, offering flexible recovery plans, low recovery-point objectives and low recovery-time objectives. Back up your data using industry-leading solutions from Microsoft partners including Commvault.

SAP NetWeaver

Instead of treating the cloud as an endpoint or static storage destination, use Azure Backup to access a richer set of tools and capabilities that benefit SAP NetWeaver installations, including:

  • Automatic storage management
  • Unlimited scaling
  • Multiple storage options
  • Unlimited data transfer
  • Data encryption
  • Application-consistent backup
  • Long-term retention
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SAP HANA

Use Azure storage blob snapshots for SAP HANA large instances to ensure data consistency and backup your SAP HANA workloads running on virtual machines in Azure.

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Manage large-scale SAP HANA implementations on Azure Virtual Machines, without infrastructure for backup, using Azure Backup for SAP HANA.

Deliver SAP features faster and keep a comprehensive and collaborative set of development and testing tools for your team on a scalable, high-fidelity, on-demand infrastructure. Azure development and test environments help you:

  • Build better applications for all the platforms you use.
  • Create dev-test environments in seconds, not weeks.
  • Minimise waste while maximising control.
  • Stretch your budget, with low dev-test rates and the ability to spin up resources only when needed.
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With a global footprint, a large compliance portfolio and enterprise-grade SLAs and support, Azure provides a robust, resilient and reliable environment for your SAP applications. Explore the tools and processes for migrating your critical SAP landscapes, including backup and restore, database replication, SAP system copy and SAP Software Update Manager (SUM). Get information about migration scenarios, strategies for minimising downtime, prerequisites for starting the migration process and post-migration steps and health checks.

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Provide self-service visualisation for data in your SAP ERP Central Component (ECC), SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and S/4HANA using the SAP HANA and SAP BW connector in Power BI Desktop. Access tools and services that help you:

Seamlessly access SAP applications—including SAP ECC, S/4HANA, SAP Concur and SAP SuccessFactors¬—and non-SAP applications with a single credential using the Azure Active Directory single sign-on integration.

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Take advantage of customisable templates to automatically deploy complex SAP landscapes in Azure. Use open-source terraform modules to deploy the infrastructure components and use Ansible playbooks to install and configure SAP HANA, to spin up entire SAP landscapes in minutes.

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Support documentation

SAP workload scenarios

Learn how to get started

SAP HANA on Azure

Read operations guide

SAP NetWeaver on Azure

Read planning documentation

SAP-certified configurations

Get SAP-certified on-demand virtual machines (VMs) for SAP NetWeaver applications such as SAP Business Suite, as well as SAP HANA-based applications such as SAP S/4HANA.

  • Spin up your SAP infrastructure on-demand in minutes, instead of weeks on-premises.
  • Bring your own SAP licences to the cloud and be fully supported.
  • Save 40 to 75 percent in infrastructure costs for development and test workloads.
  • Get memory up to 4 TB using SAP HANA-certified M-series virtual machines.
  • Simplify management by using built-in services for backup and disaster recovery.
SAP Product Licensing Database Operating System SAP-certified VMs Storage Support
SAP NetWeaver Bring your own license SQL Server,
Oracle (Windows and Oracle Linux only),
DB2,
SAP ASE
Windows
SUSE Linux Enterprise
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
A5 to A11

D11 to D14

DS11 to DS14

DS11_v2 to DS15_v2

GS1 to GS5

D2s_v3 to D64s_v3

E2s_v3 to E64s_v3

M-series
Premium storage
32 GB–4 TB
(recommended for DB and I/O intensive workloads)

Standard storage
32 GB–4 TB

Managed Disks are recommended
Pro Direct

Premier
Business All-in-One
Business Suite Software Windows
SUSE Linux Enterprise
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Oracle Linux
BusinessObjects BI N/A Windows
SAP Business One on HANA SAP HANA 1.0 SP12 or higher SUSE Linux Enterprise on Azure DS14v2,
M32ls,
M32ts,
M64ls,
M64s
SAP HANA,
SAP Business Suite on HANA,
SAP S/4HANA (OLTP workloads)
SAP HANA SUSE Linux Enterprise
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
M32ls,
M32ts,
M64s,
M64ls,
M64ms,
M128s
(scale-out),
M128ms
M208s_v2,
M208ms_v2
SAP BW on HANA,
SAP BW/4HANA (OLAP workloads)
GS5

M32ls,
M32ts,
M64s,
M64ls,
M128s,
M128ms
M208s_v2,
M208ms_v2

Purpose-built SAP HANA infrastructure, called SAP HANA large instances, offers high-performance compute, storage and network, supporting up to 24 TB RAM on a single node. The next generation HANA large instance are powered by 2nd generation Intel Xeon scalable processors (aka Cascade lake) and Intel Optane DC persistent memory offering higher performance and lower TCO benefits.

  • SAP HANA-certified IaaS instances with memory from 768 GB to 24 TB and 2 socket to 16 socket supporting upto 896 vCPUs.
  • Certification for SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP BW on SAP HANA and Suite on SAP HANA.
  • Industry-leading performance with high-performance NFS storage and networking.
  • Intel Xeon scalable processors.
  • High availability, disaster recovery, scale-out configurations and built-in support for backups.
  • A 99.99 percent (SLA) for high-availability pairs and a 99.9 percent SLA for a single node.

SKUs for SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) - Azure Virtual Machines | Microsoft Docs