Amazon EC2 running Windows Server is a secure and dependable environment for customers to deploy Microsoft SharePoint quickly and cost effectively. The Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance program allows Microsoft volume license customers to use their existing Windows Server applications licenses, including SharePoint Server, on AWS without paying any additional Microsoft licensing fees. Take advantage of the benefits that the AWS Cloud offers such as pay-as-you-go pricing, scalability, and data integrity to run your SharePoint workloads today.

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This reference deployment guide shows how to build a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment on the AWS Cloud, using services such as Amazon EC2 and Amazon VPC. It includes an AWS CloudFormation template designed to help you deploy the highly available infrastructure predictably and repeatedly. The template can also be launched directly from the AWS Quick Start page.

This white paper discusses general concepts regarding how to run SharePoint on AWS and provides detailed technical guidance on how to configure, deploy, and run a SharePoint Server farm on AWS. It illustrates common reference architecture for SharePoint Server deployment scenarios and discusses their network, security, and deployment configurations so you can run SharePoint Server workloads in the cloud with confidence.

This tutorial walks through detailed step by step instructions to launch a SharePoint Server farm as a public facing website on AWS infrastructure. It is available in two formats, a written article and a video series.

All of the necessary resources are provided, including AWS CloudFormation templates and Windows PowerShell scripts to deploy a fully functional SharePoint Server farm reliably and repeatedly. An advanced implementation guide is also included which provides all of the technical implementation details in the accompanying artifacts. This article builds on the whitepaper Microsoft SharePoint Server on AWS Reference Architecture released in April 2012.


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2nd Watch has developed 2W SharePoint, an enterprise-class, single tenant environment that is fully customizable and allows customers to deploy SharePoint on AWS with one-click.

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Smartronix provides end-to-end services for SharePoint environments to develop highly scalable and highly available platforms for collaboration and knowledge management.

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Datapipe is a global managed services company with a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including a SharePoint as a service offering as a turnkey solution for managing deployments on the AWS platform.

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Applied Information Sciences (AIS) is a custom application development and systems integration firm, providing software and systems engineering services to enterprise companies and the U.S. government continually leverages the Microsoft stack, including SharePoint 2010/2013.

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AvePoint provides governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, helping more than 10,000 customers including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to meet their specific business objectives.

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Blue River employs pre-configured templates of the core components that comprise enterprise SharePoint services to facilitate customer implementation. These templates are configured to complement the AWS environment.

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Slalom Consulting helps organizations plan and implement cloud-based solutions that leverage infrastructure, platform and software as a service offerings.

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