Microsoft Workloads on AWS

Category: Windows on AWS

Reduce Storage Costs by setting up MetaCacheDatabase for Microsoft Exchange 2019 on AWS

Challenge Microsoft Exchange is a storage-heavy application, so storage may become cost prohibitive for new deployments. Solid state drives and faster spinning disks are still costly options when multiple copies of the same data needs to be replicated across the global infrastructure. Storage costs have made offerings like Microsoft Office 365 an enticing alternative. In […]

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Implement a SQL Server HA/DR solution on AWS Outposts

In highly-regulated industries, such as financial services, in-country data residency requirements can often challenge cloud adoption, especially in countries without an AWS Region. In such a case, AWS Outposts could be a good solution to achieve durability and availability whilst complying with in-country data requirements. Outposts, which provides a pool of compute and storage capacity […]

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Migrating Microsoft Azure SQL DB to Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition

Migrating a Microsoft Azure SQL database typically requires using database tools to extract data from the Azure SQL database, making necessary schema changes on the target database, and then importing the data into the target database. This usually involves manual steps and extended periods of downtime to the source applications. What if there was a […]

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Building Windows containers with AWS CodePipeline on AWS GovCloud (US)

Many AWS GovCloud (US) customers and their partners use AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild to build Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines on AWS. Building on AWS GovCloud (US), however, introduces a few restrictions, not present in other AWS Regions, when implementing pipelines for Windows container applications. In this blog post, I will explain what these […]

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How to set up disaster recovery for SQL Server Always On Availability Groups using AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

Traditional disaster recovery methods for Microsoft SQL Server require duplication of infrastructure, operating systems, licensing and other third-party applications, rendering it a highly expensive IT project – even prohibitively expensive for some organizations. AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS) provides organizations with a more modern approach to protecting Microsoft SQL Server environments: cloud-based disaster recovery […]

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Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Anywhere support on Windows

In AWS, customers are running their most mission-critical workloads on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) with Windows as their compute layer. Some applications have requirements for low latency access to on-premises systems or data processing locally due to data residency requirements or local system dependencies. These requirements might be a roadblock for the ongoing […]

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How Dow Jones migrated and modernized its business-critical databases in one motion to gain effectiveness and cost benefits

As one of the largest business and financial news companies in the world, millions of people around the world rely on Dow Jones properties for their daily market data needs. The Market Data platform, one of Dow Jones’ most critical business systems, serves the real-time markets data to all of its news sites, including WSJ.com, […]

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SQL Server High Availability Deployments Using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

When deploying a mission-critical workload, it is of paramount importance to ensure that all components are highly available. Customers choosing to use SQL Server within their mission-critical workloads can achieve high availability by deploying SQL Server Always On. SQL Server Always On can be deployed in two main configurations: Always On Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) […]

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Deploying SQL Server Always Encrypted with secure enclaves on Amazon EC2 bare metal instances

Always Encrypted with secure enclaves is an encryption technology available in SQL Server 2019, which allows rich computations on encrypted data. With increased focus on data protection, this feature helps customers to protect sensitive data, such as credit card numbers or national identification numbers (for example, U.S. social security numbers) stored in SQL Server databases. […]

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Performance Benchmark – SQL Server Workload on AWS and Azure

By Fred Wurden, General Manager, AWS Commercial Software Service, AWS Benchmarking AWS Drives Consistent Superior Performance at a Lower Cost for Online Transaction Processing In our continued quest to be customer obsessed and offer our customers the best cloud infrastructure for running Microsoft SQL server workloads, we worked with an independent third party to run […]

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