Microsoft Workloads on AWS

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Move end-of-support SQL Server to the cloud that runs and modernizes it best

Rather than offering a temporary fix with Extended Security Updates and incentivizing a cloud compromise, AWS is the cloud that truly focuses on delivering unmatched experience to our customers, no matter where they are in the cloud adoption journey, providing three outcome-driven pathways for customers to run and modernize their SQL Server workloads.

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How SkyTouch Technology migrated and optimized its business-critical applications to the AWS Cloud to gain business agility and cost benefits

SkyTouch Technology was launched in 2013 as a division of Choice Hotels, one of the largest hotel chains in the world. SkyTouch offers the industry’s first and most widely used cloud-based hotel property management system. Since partnering with AWS in 2018, SkyTouch has grown to become the most widely used Hotel Operating Platform with more […]

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Why AWS is the cloud that modernizes SQL Server workloads best

Modernization matters. What do we mean by modernization? AWS defines modernization as the process of progressively transforming existing applications and infrastructure to extend into higher-value, cloud-built services that unlock new business capabilities, accelerate innovation, and reduce technical debt. AWS has helped thousands of customers modernize their SQL Server workloads to technologies built for the cloud, […]

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AWS is the cloud customers choose for their SQL Server workloads

Experience matters. We have been investing in making AWS the best place to run Microsoft workloads since 2008 and have the most operational experience, at greater scale, of any cloud. We have also been running SQL Server workloads in the cloud longer than anyone else, giving us the unmatched experience to help organizations optimize and […]

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Using SMB CSI Driver on Amazon EKS Windows nodes

Back in 2020, we first published a blog post on how Windows pods on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS) could access Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage. This was accomplished by using AWS Systems Manager to automate the domain join. In the background, a feature from SMB protocol called “SMB Global […]

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How to set up high availability for SQL Server at DR site that was restored using AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

In an earlier post, I talked about how to set up a disaster recovery (DR) solution for SQL Server Always On availability groups (AG) deployed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) platform to another AWS Region. In this follow-on post, I will show you how to set up High Availability (HA) for SQL Server […]

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Migration and modernization strategies for your SQL Server workloads on AWS

In this post, we explore various options to consider when optimizing your workloads to run on AWS. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to your migration and modernization journey. Use this post as a guide to help you strategically decide and plan migrations for your SQL Server workloads. Migrating your workloads to AWS offers several advantages, […]

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Monitor applications and AWS infrastructure using Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights

Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights helps you monitor your applications and AWS infrastructure running those applications by providing easy monitoring setup and a holistic view into the health of your applications. You begin with CloudWatch Application Insights discovering the applications in your AWS Resource Groups or account. Then, it will identify and set up metrics, logs, […]

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Improve EC2 Windows launch experience by upgrading the launch agent to the latest EC2Launch v2

Overview EC2Launch v2 is the latest Windows launch agent offered by AWS. It is the upgraded version of earlier launch agents, EC2Config and EC2Launch v1. EC2Launch v2 comes with more features that allow better control over the launch experience of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Windows instances. It makes the launch process consistent, more […]

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How Thermo Fisher Scientific integrated Microsoft Power Apps with data lake resources on AWS to enable automated self-service platform

This blog post explains how Thermo Fisher Scientific team integrated Microsoft Power Apps with data lake resources provisioned on Amazon S3. The post will also walk through the workflow devised to automate and enable the self-service platform for business users.

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