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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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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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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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Instrumenting .NET applications with AWS X-Ray using Aspect-oriented Programming

Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) is an approach that enhances modularity by allowing developers to pull out cross-cutting concerns. AOP does so by adding attribute (advice) to the existing code without modifying the code itself. Classic examples of these cross-cutting concerns include caching, logging, monitoring, and, in our case, AWS X-Ray tracing. With AOP, tracing a call […]

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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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