We are trying to get information for an on-premise HANA development license. Our scenarios involve large amounts of source ECC data (one table is 500GB) and we would like to be able to develop and test our solution end to end. This includes using SLT / Sybase Replication. Data Services etc.
We are well aware of the AWS offering but don't readily see how we could do the replication and data loading onto the AWS image easily -- thus why we are looking at on-premise equipment. Also the on premise setup is far more similar to our deployment scenarios.
I believe that we would be required to purchase certified hardware regardless of the license type.
Also for this type of license where would you purchase -- from SAP directly or from a channel partner. One more question and that is for an on premise dev license is it necessary to be an SAP partner?