Scalability, flexibility, and cost savings to quickly upgrade mission-critical SAP systems and help speed time-to-market for your business solutions.
"With Microsoft Azure, we just add capacity when we need it. Such flexibility and easy scalability are great for us, especially because we have a very short window of time for upgrading our SAP systems."
"Microsoft Azure possesses the power and flexibility to accommodate our needs for SAP performance. We are confident that our SAP landscapes will run efficiently on the Azure platform, perform appropriately, and continue to deliver value to our business."
"We are excited that Microsoft IT is moving to Azure. We have seen significant benefits from Azure to date and anticipate that the move will yield additional positive effects. As a First & Best customer, Microsoft IT is working with our Product Team to further refine the offering prior to release, and we believe that Azure will be the best platform for major Line of Business applications such as SAP. The possibilities for Enterprise-level deployment and cost efficiencies are virtually limitless."
Microsoft Azure is certified for the following SAP products, with full support from Microsoft and SAP.
See SAP on Azure VMs for documentation.
|SAP Product||Guest Operating System||RDBMS||Virtual Machine Types|
|SAP Business Suite Software||Windows||SQL Server, Oracle3, SAP ASE4||A5 to A11, D11 to D14, DS11 to DS14, GS1 to GS5|
|SAP Business All-in-One||Windows||SQL Server, Oracle3, SAP ASE4||A5 to A11, D11 to D14, DS11 to DS14, GS1 to GS5|
|SAP BusinessObjects BI||Windows||N/A||A5 to A11, D11 to D14, DS11 to DS14, GS1 to GS5|
|SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP1||Windows||SQL Server, Oracle3, SAP ASE4||A5 to A11, D11 to D14, DS11 to DS14, GS1 to GS5|
|SAP HANA Developer Edition (including the HANA Client software comprised of SQLDBC, ODBO (Windows only), ODBC, AND JDBC drivers), HANA Studio, and HANA Database)2||SUSE, Linux||N/A||A7, A8|
Quickly create the infrastructure you need without having to wait for resources. Deploy Virtual Machines in Azure to create environments for your SAP solutions. For more details, check out the technical resources page for SAP on Azure.
Customers interested in using SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure can get started today. With SAP HANA you get the power to develop In-Memory apps that analyze massive volumes of data in real-time. Why not try out the SAP HANA Developer Edition on Microsoft Azure to harness the best of both worlds? All you need is a Microsoft Azure subscription into which SAP HANA Developer Edition will be provisioned. With SAP Cloud Appliance Library you will be able to get your hands on SAP HANA Developer Edition in 30 minutes or less.
Create a new account to log into the SAP Cloud Appliance Library. Select Azure as the cloud provider and enter your subscription ID.
Download the management certificate when prompted.
Log into the Azure Portal using the subscription you provided and upload it to Management Certificates under Settings.
Activate your free trial of SAP HANA Developer Edition.
Enter the required information to create an instance of SAP HANA Developer Edition.
Once completed, your new instance of SAP HANA Developer Edition will be up and running on Azure.
SAP on Azure is now certified to run on Oracle Database. Oracle has enabled its customers to bring their existing Oracle Database licenses to Azure – with full technical support from Oracle. And if you do not have an existing Oracle Database license you want to use, you can pay as you go with a license-included virtual machine image provided and supported by Microsoft. Whichever licensing option you choose, you can rest assured that your implementation is backed by enterprise-class support. Learn more about running Oracle on Azure here.
Microsoft and SAP have worked together to certify SAP on Microsoft Azure, ensuring performance and reliability.
SAP and Microsoft have had a 20-year long partnership and have jointly served enterprise customers around the world. This collaboration deepens our commitment to our customers.
Effectively immediately, customers can bring their SAP licenses for use in Microsoft Azure.
For more information on running SAP applications on the Microsoft platform, click here.
SAP will provide support for SAP products and services, and Microsoft will provide support for Microsoft products and services, including Microsoft Azure platform services. For customers with Microsoft Premier Support, SAP is able to engage Microsoft on behalf of the customer. Microsoft Premier Support does not offer assistance in the design, architecture, development, or deployment of applications or solutions on Microsoft Azure. For SAP HANA Developer Edition, support is provided through SAP community support.
Customers who have SAP licenses can use them to deploy SAP software in Microsoft Azure.
Customers will consume and pay for the underlying Microsoft Azure services as with any other deployment.
Standard purchase models, pricing and terms will be applicable for those underlying Microsoft Azure services.
For customers who have a volume licensing relationship with Microsoft, please contact your Microsoft account manager to learn more about available opportunities.