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Category: Windows on AWS

Learn why AWS is the best cloud to run Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server workloads

Fred Wurden, General Manager, AWS Enterprise Engineering (Windows, VMware, RedHat, SAP, Benchmarking) For companies that rely on Windows Server but find it daunting to move those workloads to the cloud, there is no easier way to run Windows in the cloud than AWS. Customers as diverse as Expedia, Pearson, Seven West Media, and RepricerExpress have […]

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Use MAP for Windows to Simplify your Migration to AWS

There’s no question that organizations today are being disrupted in their industry. In a previous blog post, I shared that such disruption often accelerates organizations’ decisions to move to the cloud. When these organizations migrate to the cloud, Windows workloads are often critical to their business and these workloads require a performant, reliable, and secure […]

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Fact-checking GigaOm’s Microsoft-sponsored benchmark claims

SQL Server on AWS delivers 40% price/performance advantage over Azure In this blog, we will review a recent benchmark that Microsoft sponsored and GigaOm published on 12/2/2019. This benchmark is not credible because Microsoft and GigaOm use configurations of AWS that generate weaker performance, they have not been transparent on how it was run, and […]

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Migrating Azure VM to AWS using AWS SMS Connector for Azure

AWS SMS is an agentless service that facilitates and expedites the migration of your existing workloads to AWS. The service enables you to automate, schedule, and monitor incremental replications of active server volumes, which facilitates large-scale server migration coordination. Recently, you could only migrate virtual machines (VMs) running in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. […]

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Managing domain membership of dynamic fleet of EC2 instances

This post is written by Alex Zarenin, Senior AWS Solution Architect, Microsoft Tech. 1.   Introduction For most companies, a move of Microsoft workloads to AWS starts with “lift and shift” where existing workloads are moved from the on-premises data centers to the cloud. These workloads may include WEB and API farms, and a fleet of […]

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Centralizing Windows Logs with Amazon Elasticsearch Services

Cloud administrators often rely on centralized logging systems to better understand their environments, learn usage patterns, and identify future problems so that they can pre-emptively prevent them from occurring, or troubleshoot them more effectively. Of course, these are just some of the functions a centralized logging strategy provides, all which help IT organizations become more […]

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