Microsoft Workloads on AWS

How Thermo Fisher Scientific enriches AWS data pipeline by pulling business data from Microsoft SharePoint

Thermo Fisher team designed a solution to pull business context data from Microsoft SharePoint and enrich data pipeline hosted on AWS to build sales and inventory BI reports.

Rebura: Accelerate SQL Server database modernization with Babelfish for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

For many organizations, modernization is the message of the moment. They want to get better scalability and save on costs by migrating and modernizing their workloads on cloud. Databases are a key foundational element of modernizing the IT stack, but organizations don’t know where to start. Working with an AWS Partner takes both the technical […]

Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL Performance Testing Results

In this blog post, I will share results for Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL performance testing using the HammerDB database benchmarking tool. Based upon the results of testing various Aurora for PostgreSQL clusters hosting Babelfish, I will also provide recommendations on the optimal instance selection from the price-performance viewpoint. This blog post concludes with a summary […]

Setting up Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL for performance testing using HammerDB

In this blog post, I will provide details on how to set up Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL for performance analysis using the HammerDB performance tool. 1.   Introduction Whether it’s a component of migrating to AWS or optimizing workloads already on AWS, customers are looking at the options to modernize their SQL Server workloads. An attractive […]

Build, package, and publish .NET C# Lambda functions with the AWS CDK

CDK offers a high-level abstraction to define AWS resources using modern programming languages. Among its components, it provides aws-s3-assets, which is a high level construct that abstracts packaging AWS Lambda functions. The default behavior of this construct is to zip all the content into a folder and upload it to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. That works great for Lambda runtimes like Python or Node.js, which do not require code compilation, but for .NET, Java, or Go, which requires code compilation, you’ll need extra steps to restore external dependencies, compile the code, and publish the binary. This post will explore how to streamline building, packaging, and publishing .NET Lambda functions using AWS CDK.

How to calculate a Dedicated Hosts cost estimate for Windows Server and SQL Server

In this blog post, I will show you how to use the new Dedicated Host packing and pricing capability for Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server in the AWS Pricing Calculator. This used to be a manual process, but our customers wanted us to automate it—so here we are. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon […]

Deploying Microsoft Always On VPN on AWS

In this blog post, I will detail how to create a cost-effective, secure, and resilient VPN remote access architecture on AWS. With the increasing number of full-time remote employees and a mobile workforce, the requirement for remote access has moved from a nice-to-have feature to one that can have a significant financial impact in the […]

SourceFuse: Helping enterprises save millions by modernizing their legacy Microsoft Windows workloads on AWS

Many enterprises running legacy Microsoft Windows workloads in their environment spend millions in licensing costs. These enterprises can significantly reduce or eliminate these licensing costs by modernizing their legacy applications running on Windows servers to open source and cloud-first alternatives on AWS. Founded in 2016, SourceFuse is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner that helps enterprises […]

How to use the new AWS Modernization Calculator for Microsoft Workloads to estimate modernized architectures

On November 18, 2022, we announced the general availability of the AWS Modernization Calculator for Microsoft Workloads. Using this tool, you can estimate the cost of modernizing your Microsoft workloads to a new architecture that uses open-source software and cloud-based services in the AWS cloud. It enables you to assess the benefits of using technologies […]

How Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts saved 40% with .NET modernization

The Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts (AR-AOC) is an agency within the judicial branch of the Arkansas state government. AR-AOC provides a wide range of administrative, legal, financial, management, program, and information technology services to the state courts on behalf of the Arkansas Supreme Court. In this blog post, we share the story of […]