Microsoft Workloads on AWS

Category: Migration

Migration and modernization strategies for your SQL Server workloads on AWS

In this post, we explore various options to consider when optimizing your workloads to run on AWS. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to your migration and modernization journey. Use this post as a guide to help you strategically decide and plan migrations for your SQL Server workloads. Migrating your workloads to AWS offers several advantages, […]

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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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Modernizing ASP.NET Web Forms applications to Blazor using Porting Assistant for .NET

ASP.NET Web Forms has been a part of the .NET Framework since its initial release in 2002 and continues to power many web applications today. Customers want to modernize these applications to ASP.NET Core to realize cost savings, enhance performance, and increased agility. However, the .NET team confirmed that Web Forms will not be ported to ASP.NET Core. This means […]

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Modernizing legacy WCF applications to CoreWCF using Porting Assistant for .NET

Many organizations have legacy Windows Communication Framework (WCF) based applications that they have been running for several years on Windows platform. These customers want to modernize to .NET Core to take advantage of the performance, cost savings, and robust ecosystem of Linux. Today, we announced support of porting WCF application to CoreWCF in Porting Assistant for […]

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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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Venerable accelerates growth by modernizing its Mainframes on AWS

Venerable was formed as the result of a divestiture from a large US insurance business in 2018. As a new company, Venerable adopted a cloud-first strategy, which meant zero investment in establishing a mainframe infrastructure. Venerable needed to modernize a core business application for managing agent commissions. This mainframe application was known as the Agent […]

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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 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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