Microsoft Workloads on AWS

Category: Migration & Transfer Services

Migrate SQL Server databases to AWS with minimal downtime using AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator

In this blog post, we will show you how to configure AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator using the recently-launched support for transactional log backups to reduce downtime during Microsoft SQL Server database migrations to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Customers worldwide trust AWS to run their mission-critical SQL Server databases. For SQL Server databases that are still […]

How to migrate a large-scale SQL Server database over low bandwidth using AWS Application Migration Service

In this blog post, we will demonstrate how to migrate a Microsoft SQL Server database on a low bandwidth network using AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN), AWS Snowcone, and SQL Server Log Shipping technology. Customers use different migration strategies to lift-and-shift their on-premises SQL Server workloads to the AWS Cloud. One of those approaches […]

Year in review 2023: AWS for Microsoft workloads

Year in review 2023: AWS for Microsoft workloads

Celebrating 15 years of running Microsoft workloads in the cloud, longer than any other major cloud provider Before we wrap up 2023, I wanted to capture some of the highlights of the year—so I reached out to my esteemed colleague, Rajesh Rathod. Rajesh is an Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) product leader who has […]

Containerize your legacy ASP.NET application in a few clicks using AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator

In this blog post, we will cover how to containerize and deploy an ASP.NET application running on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for Microsoft Windows Server instance to Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate using AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator.

Analyze modernization incompatibilities using AWS Migration Hub Strategy Recommendations

In this blog post, we are going to explore in depth how AWS Migration Hub Strategy Recommendations analyzes your environment, what aspects it analyzes, and how to get the most out of the resulting anti-pattern reports. Introduction Strategy Recommendations analyzes, based upon your business objectives, server inventory, runtime environments, running applications, and databases to identify viable […]

How to upgrade Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with AWS Application Migration Service

This blog post is the fourth of a four-part series on how to upgrade Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. The focus of this series is to provide options to handle the upcoming end-of-support event in October. Part 1 overviews the end-of-support dilemma itself, plus how to perform an in-place, manual upgrade along with an […]

Know your AWS options for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 End of Support

As Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 reach end of support (EOS) on October 10, 2023, it presents a unique opportunity for organizations to enhance Windows Server workloads in the cloud. In this blog post, we will walk through the common pathways AWS designed to help address the Windows Server end-of-support challenge by migrating, optimizing and modernizing these workloads, enabling you to take full advantage of the cloud and propel business innovations.

Simplify migrating your Windows Server images with AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently introduced a new workflow template that improves the experience of importing your on-premises virtual machine (VM) images using the AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator console. Previously, when importing Windows Server or Linux VM images using the VM Import/Export service, customers could only use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or […]

Using AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator to simplify and accelerate Microsoft SQL Server migrations to AWS

This year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced AWS Migration Hub Orchestrator, a feature which provides customized migration templates with a predefined set of migration tasks, migration tools, and automation features. Moreover, it allows customers to track their migration progress in one place. From a SQL Server migration perspective, customers often run into challenges, like not […]

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 […]