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Category: Windows on AWS

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Warming Amazon EC2 Instances Using AWS Lambda to Improve Application Availability

The legacy nature of its Windows application was a challenge faced by a rail manufacturer while migrating to AWS was. Refactoring the application to leverage AWS cloud-native features was not a viable option in this case, as the vendor had stopped their software maintenance and support. Learn how IBM leveraged AWS to improve the application’s long startup time by implementing a warming functionality using AWS Lambda and AWS Systems Manager.

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How Version 1 Migrated Martin Currie’s Windows Workloads to AWS to Enable Agility and Innovation

Learn how Version 1 helped specialist investment management organization Martin Currie migrate its technical estate that was held in data centers to AWS over a period of 12 months. The data center contract was expiring in 12 months, and the migration had to be performed at a blistering pace without interruption to the organization or its customers. We’ll also explore how Version 1 continues to help modernize the company’s workloads using managed AWS services.

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How Ensono Delivered Guinness World Records’ Award-Winning Migration of Windows Workloads to AWS

Many organizations are cautious about moving to the cloud, or are fighting against gravity by staying on-premises. To keep up with their community’s needs, Guinness World Records has had to reimagine their IT architecture. Learn how Ensono helped Guinness World Records move all-in on AWS over a period of 10 months, and explore how Ensono continues to help them innovate using advanced AWS services.

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How to Upgrade Large Windows 2008 R2 Workloads in Place

Upgrading legacy systems to the cloud can seem daunting and time-consuming, but with the right combination of AWS Systems Manager, AWS Directory Service, and a few simple AWS Lambda functions, you can upgrade from your outdated Windows environments flawlessly, seamlessly, and at scale. Learn how you can run an in-place upgrade of your Windows 2008 R2 production instances to Windows 2019 R2, and how to control instance tagging so you can orchestrate the root volume replacement process.

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Join AWS Experts for a Virtual Series on Running Microsoft Workloads on AWS

To help APN Partners learn about running Microsoft workloads on AWS, we have designed a new series of Microsoft-focused virtual events. Each event consists of presentations and hands-on labs, executed in a small group setting of up to 15 attendees per session, and a maximum length of three hours. The sessions will enable you to build high-quality solutions, implement AWS best practices, and help customers run Microsoft workloads on the AWS.

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How CloudHedge Transforms Legacy Web Applications on Windows to Containerized Cloud-Native on AWS

Many vendors, services, and resources are available to migrate one or two applications at a time, but most struggle to migrate a large number of applications with the same skill level and outcomes. A tool that provided effective application discovery and containerization for a large number of apps was missing. CloudHedge’s automated discovery, containerization, and deployment tools can reduce the time and effort required to transform large numbers of monolithic, on-premises Windows applications to cloud-native services running on AWS.

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Upgrading Your Windows OS In-Place While Migrating to AWS

If you’re upgrading from Windows Server 2008 because it’s no longer supported by Microsoft, and you’re thinking about migrating some of your workloads to the cloud, consider doing both at the same time. RiverMeadow migrates your workloads to AWS and upgrades from Windows 2008 to the latest version, or a version in between. Currently, RiverMeadow offers the in-place OS upgrade for Windows 2003 and up, and allows customers to upgrade to 2008, 2016, or 2019 versions of Windows.

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Citrix Customers – Bring Your Own Windows Client Licenses for Use on AWS

By Andrew Kloman, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Citrix customers, did you know that you can bring your own Microsoft Windows client licenses and use them on Amazon Web Services (AWS)? This includes deploying Windows 10 on AWS for your Citrix XenDesktop deployments. Within the Studio console, Citrix XenDesktop supports the desktop deployment model called […]

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