Whether running Microsoft Windows or SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, or custom .NET applications, you can rely on the secure global infrastructure of Amazon Web Services to easily run any Microsoft Windows Server applications in the cloud. Without the cost and complexity of purchasing servers or managing data centers, you have more resources to focus on your solution providing value to your customers.
Pre-configured Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) enable you to start running fully supported Windows Server virtual machine instances in minutes. You can choose between a number of server operating system versions and whether or not you want to include SQL Server. When you use AMIs, Microsoft software licensing is handled by AWS and included in your monthly bill. For other licensing options, and details about how to run other Microsoft software on AWS, visit the Microsoft License Mobility page.
You can get started quickly with Windows Server virtual machine images, as well as many other publicly available, pre-configured virtual machines images that are pre-bundled with Microsoft products.
AWS provides a secure, durable and scalable global infrastructure designed to support rigorous Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint environments.
Amazon Web Services fully supports Microsoft Windows Server as both infrastructure, and as a platform. Our customers have successfully deployed in the AWS Cloud virtually every Microsoft application available including, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Remote Desktop Services.
Support for Microsoft workloads on Amazon EC2 for Windows Server is a collaborative effort between you, AWS Support, and Microsoft Support. If you experience operating system and infrastructure related issues, you should contact AWS Support. If you experience Microsoft application related issues, you should contact Microsoft Support. For example, if you experience Microsoft Exchange related issues, you should contact Microsoft Support. During the support process, if Microsoft determines that they need to perform infrastructure level debugging, either Microsoft Support, or you, can include AWS Support to help resolve the issue.
AWS is a Microsoft service provider and a Gold Certified Hosting Partner. AWS has a Premier Support agreement with Microsoft.