Windows on AWS

Category: Windows on AWS

Build Your Windows and .NET on AWS Skills at re:Invent 2021

This post is written by Tom McCafferty, Principal Product Marketing. Join us at AWS re:Invent 2021 – Nov 29th – Dec 3rd – to accelerate migration and modernization of your Microsoft workloads. This year the Windows Track will focus on how to maximize the performance of on-premises workloads on AWS, improve security and identity capabilities […]

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Reducing the operational cost of containerized Windows applications with AWS App2Container support for Windows on AWS Fargate

In July of 2020, AWS announced support for automating the conversion and deployment of IIS-based Windows applications to Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), or AWS App Runner using the AWS App2Container tool. In the time since that initial announcement, App2Container has been enhanced to support more complex architectures […]

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How CoStar reduced compute costs by 90% through modernizing legacy .NET Applications with AWS Serverless

This is a guest post from Mark Osborn, Principal Software Engineer at CoStar Group.   CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information in the world. You might know some of our more famous online marketplaces like Apartments.com or LoopNet. Dealing with commercial real estate information means handling a lot of high-fidelity […]

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How to migrate legacy IIS-based applications to new versions of Windows Server without refactoring using AWS EMP

Many organizations have legacy Internet Information Services (IIS) based applications that run on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. These versions of Windows Server are no longer supported and customers are looking into ways to migrate these legacy applications onto modern Windows Server and IIS-based versions without having to rewrite the application. The AWS EMP tooling provides the necessary tools to migrate an IIS 6.0, 7.0, and 7.5 based application and any other application dependencies the IIS website may have onto a modern, secure, and supported Windows Server version

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Using Datadog observability features to facilitate modernizing .NET applications on AWS

Using Datadog observability features to facilitate modernizing .NET applications on AWS

By Thomas Sobolik – Technical Content Writer at Datadog       Maxim Brown – Team Lead, Technical Content Editor at Datadog       Charlie Shen – Sr. Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Modernization of .NET applications is often a meticulous process, and it benefits greatly by having full visibility into the applications’ behavior. Datadog, […]

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Generating CI/CD Pipelines for Containerized ASP.NET Applications using AWS App2Container

Every day, companies are running legacy applications on top of highly scalable container architectures such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS). These legacy applications, many of them Windows-based, can be difficult for companies to manage and often need a heavy infrastructure lift to maintain. Because many legacy […]

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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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Implementing security notifications for end user activity on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Security is job zero at AWS. Logging end user access to customer data is a key component of many customers’ internal security policies and compliance needs. End user access audit logs can be used to conduct periodic security audits and forensic investigations for security incidents. However, customers often need to learn about potentially anomalous behavior […]

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Containerizing Complex Multi-tier Windows Applications using AWS App2Container

Many enterprises want to rapidly containerize and migrate their existing legacy applications to the cloud. That’s why AWS launched AWS App2Container in June 2020, a service that helps customers containerize ASP.NET and Java applications without making any code changes. App2Container allows customers to easily containerize and deploy an existing application to Amazon Elastic Container Service […]

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Automating SQL Server Developer deployments

Introduction: For customers who use SQL Server as their database engine of choice, SQL Server Developer is a great option for reducing the costs for running non-production workloads. Customers will often use SQL Server Developer for both their development and pre-production test environments. Deploying SQL Server Developer in AWS typically means logging into EC2 instances, […]

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