Microsoft Workloads on AWS

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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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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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Monitor applications and AWS infrastructure using Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights

Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights helps you monitor your applications and AWS infrastructure running those applications by providing easy monitoring setup and a holistic view into the health of your applications. You begin with CloudWatch Application Insights discovering the applications in your AWS Resource Groups or account. Then, it will identify and set up metrics, logs, […]

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Setting up monitors for .NET Application and SQL Server using Application Insights

Many Windows-based applications are .NET applications. They use SQL Server in the backend to retrieve and persist data. Often in the journey to the cloud, a rehost decision is made for such a solution using a simple lift-and-shift approach. When such applications are hosted on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Windows platform, native […]

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Simplifying SQL Server on Amazon EC2 experience with AWS Launch Wizard, Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights and AWS Systems Manager Application Manager: Part 2

In Part1 of this series, you learned how to configure, deploy SQL Server using AWS Launch Wizard. Next, you also learned how to setup, automate monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights. Although this does simplify the configuration and deployment of SQL Server, the DBAs and SysOps teams still spend considerable time doing, completing day to […]

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Simplifying SQL Server on Amazon EC2 experience with AWS Launch Wizard, Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights and AWS Systems Manager Application Manager: Part 1

With the release of AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server last year, we continue to see more customers using AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server to quickly deploy highly available SQL Server environments on AWS. AWS Launch Wizard simplifies the provisioning and configuration of Microsoft SQL Server environments on AWS with a guided experience to […]

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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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Redcat chooses AWS to run hybrid Windows/Linux workloads

Running in a colocation center was “choking the growth” of Redcat, a specialist provider of an integrated, end-to-end Hospitality management system. When the company looked to move to the cloud, they had to find the best place to run hybrid Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads. After evaluating Microsoft Azure and AWS, Redcat found “AWS to […]

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