Posted On: Jun 17, 2015

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key enterprise workloads on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

This new Quick Start reference deployment covers the implementation of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 on the AWS cloud. Lync Server 2013 is a communications software platform that offers instant messaging (IM), presence, conferencing, and telephony solutions for small, medium, and large businesses.

This Quick Start reference deployment guide helps you deploy a small or medium-sized Lync Server environment on the AWS cloud. The Quick Start includes an automated AWS CloudFormation template that deploys paired Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition pools across two Availability Zones to provide high availability and disaster recovery. The Quick Start deployment guide also provides sizing guidance and considerations for larger deployments with Lync Server Enterprise Edition.

To get started, use the following resources: