Are you considering moving to the AWS Cloud? If so, you’re not alone: estimates suggest that,Through 2017, 40% of most organizations' IT budgets will be allocated for spending on cloud and cloud-related services. Through 2017, 80% of organizations will increase their IT spending on cloud services, despite moderate increases in overall IT spending.  (Gartner, Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2016 Update, 17 February 2016, Ed Anderson, Sid Nag  And in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infra structure as a Service, Worldwide 03 August 2016, Lydia Leong et al., Gartner placed Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the “Leaders” quadrant for the sixth consecutive year.

But if you’re like many companies looking to move to the cloud, you may be facing a dilemma. If your IT landscape is built on infrastructure-intensive platforms like SAP, you may be concerned about making a compelling business case for moving to the AWS Cloud due to the perceived cost of managing all of that infrastructure. 

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