More and more SAP ERP workloads are being moved to cloud providers. SAP certified cloud providers offer several possibilities to extract maximum value in this scenario. However, there are also very heavy & specific workloads such as SAP ERP Solutions, specifically SAP S/4HANA. Which hyperscaler among AWS, Azure and GCP is the best for moving SAP ERP workloads?

Google Cloud Platform, popularly known as GCP is an emerging choice to run SAP S/4HANA ecosystem workloads on the Cloud. You can now fast track business value with a move to the most cost-effective, reliable, secure and high-performance SAP certified infrastructure for running SAP S/4HANA on SAP HANA, in-memory computing database.

Innovate faster and operate smarter all with fewer IT and upgrading headaches with SAP S/4HANA on Google Cloud. Running SAP S/4HANA on GCP drives agility, efficiency, cost savings and ultimately increases the pace and scope of innovation transforming your business into an intelligent enterprise.

SAP solutions and Google Cloud experts at VC ERP Consulting, one of the best SAP S/4HANA implementation partners, share insights from helping enterprises run SAP S/4HANA smarter and innovate faster.

What are the Benefits of SAP S/4HANA on GCP?

Running SAP S/4HANA on GCP allows entrepreneurs to consume cutting-edge innovation from Google Cloud, e.g. Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, natural language processing, image recognition and infuse that into your core business processes.

Here are some of the many benefits of running SAP S/4HANA on GCP:

Lightning Speed

Achieve a cost-effective platform for growth, innovation and increased business agility

Extend SAP S/4HANA Capabilities

Extend your SAP S/4HANA with the power of SAP Cloud Platform on GCP (beta) and native capabilities from Google Cloud

Powerful Analytics for real-time Insights

163 Zettabytes – Bring it on!
Derive better insights and make critical business decisions with petabyte scale data analytics from GCP combined with the power of SAP HANA.

Data Intelligence Capabilities

Gain a competitive advantage with the combined power of SAP S/4HANA and Google Cloud Machine Learning

Strong Network Connectivity

Deliver strong connections to businesses with the largest worldwide fiber network

Highly Capable to Host

Certified for running production SAP applications at scale on a secure and resilient cloud architecture
Now that we know the benefits of hosting SAP S/4HANA on GCP, let’s dive deeper to understand –
  • SAP S/4HANA on GCP Deployment
  • Security
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Backup and Recovery

SAP S/4HANA on GCP Deployment

Deploy SAP S/4HANA on GCP with two deployment models: Centralized Deployment and Distributed Deployment.

Centralized Deployment

Install SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA database on the same Compute Engine with a centralized deployment.

The following architecture diagram shows SAP S/4HANA in a centralized deployment model.

SAP S4HANA in a centralized deployment model

Distributed Deployment

Install SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA database on different components on different Compute Engine with a distributed deployment.
The following diagram shows SAP S/4HANA in a distributed deployment model.

SAP S4HANA distributed deployment model


Make the following decisions easily by understanding how security access management works on Google Cloud –
  • How to organize resources on Google Cloud.
  • Which team members can access and work with resources.
  • Exactly which permissions each team member needs to have to conform to the least privileges for resource access
  • Which services and applications need to use which service accounts and what level of permissions need to be granted in case-to-case basis

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Enable business continuity in the event of failures with High availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) – A set of techniques, engineering practices and design principles.
Eliminate single points of failure and provide ability to rapidly resume operations after a system or component outage with minimal business disruption.
Recover and resume operations after an outage due to a failed component with the process of fault recovery.

Here are some HA and DR tools:
  • Linux clustering across zones.
  • Live Migration
  • Automatic restart
  • Service auto-restart
  • Backups

Backup and Recovery

Schedule regular backups of your application server and database regularly and easily recover your critical data in case of a system crash, data corruption or other problems.


Back up your SAP HANA data on google cloud with a number of options:
  • Back up directly to Cloud Storage using the SAP-certified Cloud Storage Backint agent for SAP HANA (Backint agent)
  • Back up to a persistent disk and then upload the backups to Cloud Storage
  • Take snapshots of the entire disk that contains the /hana backup directory by using the Compute Engine snapshot function
Now that we understand on-premise SAP S/4HANA deployment on GCP, let’s take a step ahead to understand how you can simplify the deployment of SAP S/4HANA with a single contract and the flexibility you need using  “RISE with SAP” on GCP.

RISE with SAP on GCP to Step Up Your Business Game

RISE with SAP on GCP for SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud with SAP Gold Partner, VC ERP Consulting brings together everything your business needs to truly transform on your own terms, flexibility and timelines.

This business-transformation-as-a-service offers you a flexible contract that brings solutions and expertise from SAP and technology ecosystem partners like VC ERP Consulting, into one single-contract subscription offering.

The Benefits of RISE with SAP on GCP are:

  • Reduce the risk of migrating to cloud and speed up time-to-value
  • Take advantage of incentives to optimize infrastructure costs through the Google Cloud Acceleration Program
  • Get uptime improvements, reduced TCO and productivity wins through RISE with SAP on Google Cloud
  • Quickly integrate the Google technologies and products proven to streamline management, accelerate analytics and automate business processes

Deploy SAP S/4HANA on GCP with VC ERP Today!

Businesses across the world that run on SAP are accelerating migration of SAP workloads to the cloud as businesses seek greater agility, elasticity, uptime and benefits from cutting edge cloud AI, ML and analytics capabilities.

Realize these benefits by running SAP S/4HANA on GCP with the help of one the best SAP Gold Partner in India, VC ERP Consulting to gain value driven returns and transform your business into an intelligent enterprise.

Take the first step towards an intelligent enterprise with SAP S/4HANA on AWS. Get in touch with expert SAP S/4HANA consultants & advisors at VC ERP Consulting.

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