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AWS Editorial Team

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Managing Windows and SQL Server Licensing Costs as you Migrate to AWS

By Avinash Upadhyaya, Sr. Product Manager Technical According to a report published by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), 80% of remaining on-premises workloads across the globe will be cloud candidates over the next five years. As companies continue to move these critical applications to the cloud, they face the decision to continue using their existing vendor […]

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Modernizing legacy .NET applications: DraftKings’ principles for success

This is a guest post from David Musicant, Director of Architecture from DraftKings. DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media. A little over a year ago, we laid out a path […]

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How to upgrade Windows Server 2008R2 using CloudEndure and AWS Managed Services

This post was contributed by Asif Fouzi, Sr. Solutions Architect, and Michael McGarvey, Sr. Service Delivery Manager, Amazon Managed Services. Many enterprises host mission-critical applications that run on Windows Server 2008R2 or older versions of Windows Server. Microsoft ended support for these older versions of SQL Server on January 14, 2020, including Windows Server 2008 […]

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How LogMeIn migrated a billion records online from Oracle to Amazon Aurora and achieved sub-millisecond response time

This post was written by Elliot Barlas, Principal Engineer at LogMeIn Large-scale database migrations of critical customer records are complex and often avoided. However, these migrations are necessary to advance the architecture of a software system. At LogMeIn, we migrated over a billion such records from on-premises Oracle RAC to Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility. […]

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Deploy Microsoft SQL Server Always On to Linux with AWS Launch Wizard

Customers have been asking for additional ways to install SQL Server, with more control of the deployment. Previous releases of the AWS Launch Wizard supported deployments of Always On Availability Groups to Windows Server. With Launch Wizard’s latest release, you can deploy Always On configurations, in addition to single node deployments, to Windows Server or […]

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Join Windows on AWS at re:Invent 2020

Join us at re:Invent 2020 for live, online presentations led by AWS solutions architects and engineers. During these presentations and ask-the-expert sessions, you have the unique opportunity to engage on 1-on-1 conversations with Windows Server, .NET, and SQL Server experts. This year, re:Invent is a free online event, giving you unlimited access to hundreds of […]

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Join AWS at PASS Virtual Summit 2020

Join us at PASS Virtual Summit 2020 for live, online presentations led by AWS solutions architects and engineers. PASS Summit is hosted by the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), a global community of more than 300,000 data professionals who use the Microsoft Data Platform. Below you will find a variety of information and resources […]

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How to upgrade your legacy Windows applications to new versions of Windows Server without refactoring

By Baris Furtinalar – Sr. Microsoft Specialist SA Serdar Nevruzoglu – Solutions Architect Windows Server 2003 has been End of Support (EOS) since July 2015 and Windows Server 2008 has been EOS since January 2020. However, many customers still find themselves struggling to upgrade applications running on these EOS operating systems. The primary reason for […]

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