Capgemini has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for several years in various contexts, but particularly to support innovation around SAP. We use AWS as a mature cloud platform that can help our clients (and ourselves) to become more agile and to drive innovation while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). We find that using the AWS HANA platform dramatically cuts the time we need to configure and test HANA applications,so that they can be deployed from scratch in as little as three months.