Amazon EC2 running Windows Server is a secure and dependable environment in which to deploy Microsoft Exchange Server quickly and cost-effectively. With the Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance program, Microsoft volume license customers can use their existing Windows Server applications licenses, including Microsoft Exchange Server, on AWS without paying any additional Microsoft licensing fees.

Several resources are available to help you learn more about running Microsoft Exchange Server on AWS. A case study describes Exchange on AWS in action. To dive into the technical details, whitepapers will help guide you through reference architectures and best practices.

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Low Cost

Pay only for what you need, with no minimum fee, and leave the hardware management to us. Because usage from hundreds of thousands of customers is aggregated in the cloud, Amazon Web Services can offer cost-effective pricing that helps your organization reduce its overhead and increase its focus on higher-value activities.

Scalable

Scalable

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Secure and Compliant

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Banro Corporation

In February 2011, Banro Corporation appointed Thorsten Neumann as Group IT Manager to address the company’s growing IT needs. The company required a new IT strategy and leadership to support new systems. Banro deployed a Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment on the AWS Cloud and was able to drastically shorten project lead times.

Neumann explains that the biggest benefits to using AWS were “time to market and massive savings in capital expenditures.” He adds, “With a highly distributed workforce, we have found that consolidating on AWS was our solution. All users could now access our core systems from any location.”

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This reference deployment guide includes architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 in a highly available architecture on the AWS Cloud, following AWS best practices. You can deploy the automated solution, provided by AWS CloudFormation templates, or customize the templates to meet your own requirements. This solution is available as a Quick Start, which allows you to launch the template directly from the browser.

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Written with Microsoft Exchange Server IT infrastructure administrators and deployment engineers in mind, this guide discusses how to use familiar tools to plan and deploy a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 based messaging service in the AWS Cloud. It also provides a small deployment scenario to help you launch a fully configured site-resilient Exchange Server in AWS.

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