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Architecture Guidance for Availability and Reliability of SAP on AWS

Architecture Guidance for Availability and Reliability of SAP on AWS

SAP specialists, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

June 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

This guide is part of a content series that provides detailed information about hosting, configuring, and using SAP technologies in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. For the other guides in the series, ranging from overviews to advanced topics, see


This guide provides a set of architecture guidelines, strategies, and decisions for SAP customers and partners who have a requirement for deploying SAP NetWeaver-based systems with a highly available and reliable configuration on AWS.

In this guide we will cover:

  • An Introduction to SAP high availability and reliability

  • The Architecture Guidelines and Decisions to consider

  • A set of Architecture Patterns and advice on when to use each pattern

This guide is intended for users who have previous experience designing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Architectures for SAP.

We do not cover the business requirements that determine the need for High Availability and Disaster Recovery, but we assume that you have completed the process to define and map your business requirements to your availability and reliability requirements.

This document does not cover the implementation details on a specific partner or custom solution. You will still need to assess and map capabilities of your implementation and solution to match your requirements.


Specialized Knowledge

Before you follow the configuration instructions in this guide, we recommend that you become familiar with the following AWS services. (If you are new to AWS, see Getting Started with AWS.)

Before reading this document, we recommend that you read the Reliability pillar in the AWS Well-Architected Framework document to gain foundational knowledge of key concepts for architecting solutions on AWS.

We also recommend you first read some key overview and best practice guides: