Posted On: Jun 9, 2016

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This Quick Start automates the deployment of Microsoft business productivity servers on the AWS cloud. It deploys the four most popular Windows servers in a highly available Multi-AZ architecture on AWS: SQL Server, Exchange Server, Lync Server, and SharePoint Server. The deployment also includes Active Directory Domain Services as the foundation for these business productivity servers.

By deploying Microsoft business productivity servers on the AWS cloud, you can take advantage of the email, collaboration, communications, and directory features provided by these servers along with the flexibility and security of AWS. Running Microsoft workloads on AWS provides add-on compatibility, scalability, agility, lower costs, and flexibility, and delivers an optimized test or production environment for your mission-critical enterprise platform.

The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the Microsoft server deployments, and a guide that provides step-by-step instructions for deploying and configuring the environment.

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the 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.

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