One of the most critical decisions a customer makes when planning an SAP S/4HANA migration is selecting the type of deployment option best suits their business needs: on-premises; private cloud; public cloud; or hybrid cloud. As they evaluate the options, total cost of ownership (TCO) is top of mind.
This document presents the result of a three-year TCO comparison of an SAP HANA database and S/4HANA application server landscape that is deployed on-premises, running on Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure, against another deployed on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform. An overview of sizing, reference architecture, and commercials is provided for both options.
The TCO analysis focuses on a Sydney, Australia-based Dell Technologies customer with plans to upgrade and migrate their SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) on Microsoft SQL Server to an SAP S/4HANA environment.