Microsoft Workloads on AWS

Top 10 recommendations to optimize costs with your SQL Server workloads on AWS

The high cost of Microsoft licenses for SQL Server, especially SQL Server Enterprise edition, is a point of concern for many customers planning their migration of SQL Server workloads to AWS. In this blog post, I will discuss 10 things you can do to save money with your SQL Server workloads on AWS. You have […]

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Using AWS Services for distributed caching in ASP.NET Core Web Applications

Software development engineers invest thought and effort into optimizing the performance of the applications they build, often using strategies such as caching frequently used data, moving code closer to the users, optimizing code, optimizing data access and disk I/O, and response compression. In this blog post, we explore one such optimization – caching in ASP.NET […]

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Bringing your Windows 11 image to AWS with VM Import/Export

Do you maintain a Windows 11 VM image on-premises? Windows 11 sets new hardware requirements for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, and Secure Boot support. Using the UEFI boot mode and NitroTPM, launching Windows 11 is now supported on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). You can reduce your time […]

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How to save 45% on licensing costs by migrating and optimizing SQL Server on AWS

Software licensing costs matter. Evolve Cloud Services, an AWS Partner who specializes in cloud and software licensing optimization, knows this full well. Recently, Evolve teamed up with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)—an IT analyst, research, validation, and strategy firm—to analyze the results of 300 extensive Optimization and License Assessments conducted for organizations wanting to migrate their […]

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An AWS perspective on securely managing Windows Server infrastructure at scale

In this blog, we will provide a holistic approach to help customers manage their Windows Server infrastructure securely and at scale for both cloud-only and hybrid cloud using AWS services. This approach helps our customers use more efficient, unified, and automated operational solutions for managing server infrastructure. Cloud innovations have opened new possibilities for enterprise […]

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SoftwareONE: Modernizing on-premises, end-of-support Microsoft workloads on AWS

Headquartered in Switzerland, SoftwareONE helps customers migrate to the cloud and modernize their applications. Its many offerings include Simple for AWS managed services to accelerate migration to the AWS Cloud and the PyraCloud platform for cloud software and spending management. SoftwareONE is an AWS Solution Provider, AWS Public Sector Partner, with AWS Migration Consulting Competency […]

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Analyze Active Directory Event logs using Amazon OpenSearch

Today, security and operation teams have to rely on security events from multiple Active Directory (AD) domain controllers for security analysis. Some key insights from the security analysis include changes to Windows Firewall, users or groups, Windows Registry, and failed login attempts etc. Centralizing these events from domain controllers and domain joined servers and computers […]

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Why customers choose AWS for their SQL workloads: AWS Partners weigh in

Strong partnerships matter. Ensono, an AWS Partner, migrated Guinness World Records’ Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server workloads out of their data centers to all-in on AWS. Customer feedback? Rob Howe, Director of IT for Guinness World Records, says in this video, “It’s such a key move for us. It’s gonna set the business up […]

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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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