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In this course, we provide an overview of storage options for SAP environments running on AWS.

Learning Objectives

  • A greater understanding of the various storage offerings available when architecting SAP workloads on AWS
  • The use cases associated with each of the storage options and be able to describe the enhanced flexibility, durability, and security they provide

Intended Audience

  • Anyone responsible for implementing and managing SAP workloads on AWS
  • Anyone looking to take the AWS Certified: SAP on AWS - Specialty certification exam




Hello, and welcome to the final lecture in this course, where I want to quickly summarize what we’ve covered.

In this course, we learned about different storage options for SAP environments running on AWS. We saw how to leverage Amazon EBS, which provides raw, unformatted block storage volumes for our EC2 instances running SAP workloads along with the different volume types offered by EBS, including both SSD and HDD-backed storage. We then discussed Amazon S3, which provides object storage that can be used for SAP backups, including snapshots of EBS volumes and AMIs containing baselined SAP configurations. We also learned about the AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA, which is an SAP-certified backup and restore utility for your SAP HANA databases and catalogs. And finally, we wrapped up with a discussion of shared file systems for SAP workloads in AWS, including EFS file systems for Linux that can be shared between multiple VPCs and AWS accounts.

That brings me to the end of this lecture, and to the end of this course. You should now have a greater understanding of the various storage options that are available when architecting your SAP solutions running in the AWS Cloud.

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Danny has over 20 years of IT experience as a software developer, cloud engineer, and technical trainer. After attending a conference on cloud computing in 2009, he knew he wanted to build his career around what was still a very new, emerging technology at the time — and share this transformational knowledge with others. He has spoken to IT professional audiences at local, regional, and national user groups and conferences. He has delivered in-person classroom and virtual training, interactive webinars, and authored video training courses covering many different technologies, including Amazon Web Services. He currently has six active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.