There was the announcement on Monday, the SUP SDK was made available, but no Sybase Unwired Platform server. Without SUP, the SDK makes little sense. So I had to wait. There was the usual marketing where people talk about a not available product, the intention. Then, after hitting constantly refresh on the SAP Developer page for mobility the text changed:
Yes, the AWS image is ready! Reading the step-by-step document (while reading, replace HANA with SUP) I was able to get a SUP instance in 38 Minutes. It started with this tweet (via web)
Accepting the license is not a problem, but you have to provide your AWS ID. So: I still had to create an AWS account. After entering the credit card information I received a nice phone call from a female computer voice and the Amazon account was ready.
I could start creating my private SUP instance
As you can see, what you get is Windows 2008 R2 and SUP 2.1.3. After waiting a few minutes for AWS to create the instance:
Everything was set up and green. As great as this is, the problem with a remote machine is that you still have to log on remotely. In this case it means by remote desktop (RDP). Something blocked by most corporate proxies I ever had the pleasure to work with. In my case this means that to the costs for running the AWS image I also have to add the costs of a 3G connection (59,90R$ / month). I really hope an on premise SUP version will be available soon.
That solved, the remote logon worked and I was presented with this nice desktop (1via web)
Time needed: 39 Minutes, including AWS account creation. I think it took me longer to install the SDK on my laptop.