Modernizing with AWS

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How Cloudsoft helped ASP modernize MS SQL Server workloads to Amazon Aurora to save costs and reduce operational overhead

 By Aled Sage – VP Engineering at Cloudsoft       Prasad Rao – Sr. Partner Solutions Architect at AWS ASP, an industry leading event website business, needed to modernize its Microsoft SQL Server-based Content Management System (CMS). As the company continued to evolve and grow, so did its data. ASP’s Showoff application, which provides […]

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Modernizing legacy .NET applications: DraftKings’ principles for success

This is a guest post from David Musicant, Director of Architecture from DraftKings. DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirits of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming, and digital media. A little over a year ago, we laid out a path […]

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How LogMeIn migrated a billion records online from Oracle to Amazon Aurora and achieved sub-millisecond response time

This post was written by Elliot Barlas, Principal Engineer at LogMeIn Large-scale database migrations of critical customer records are complex and often avoided. However, these migrations are necessary to advance the architecture of a software system. At LogMeIn, we migrated over a billion such records from on-premises Oracle RAC to Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility. […]

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Deploy Microsoft SQL Server Always On to Linux with AWS Launch Wizard

Customers have been asking for additional ways to install SQL Server, with more control of the deployment. Previous releases of the AWS Launch Wizard supported deployments of Always On Availability Groups to Windows Server. With Launch Wizard’s latest release, you can deploy Always On configurations, in addition to single node deployments, to Windows Server or […]

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Join Windows on AWS at re:Invent 2020

Join us at re:Invent 2020 for live, online presentations led by AWS solutions architects and engineers. During these presentations and ask-the-expert sessions, you have the unique opportunity to engage on 1-on-1 conversations with Windows Server, .NET, and SQL Server experts. This year, re:Invent is a free online event, giving you unlimited access to hundreds of […]

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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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How to run Microsoft Exchange Server on AWS using Amazon EC2

I’ve been asked, “Is it possible to run Microsoft Exchange on AWS?” Yes, it is. In this two-part blog series, I will walk you through two common architectures for running Microsoft Exchange on AWS. In this first post, I cover the architecture of running Microsoft Exchange on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Windows instances and […]

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How Kloia used Porting Assistant for .NET to accelerate EposNow API modernization

By Turgay Özgür – Software Consultant at Kloia        Onuralp Taner – Software Consultant at Kloia        Prasad Rao – Sr. Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Many organizations must modernize their .NET Framework legacy applications to .NET Core to take advantage of the performance, cost savings, and robust ecosystem of Linux. […]

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Containerizing legacy ASP.NET applications using AWS App2Container (A2C)

Every day, companies are running legacy applications on top of highly scalable container architectures such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS). This is because 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 […]

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How to create Windows Server Bring-Your-Own-License AMIs from on-premises with VM Import/Export

By Garry Singh, Senior Microsoft Solutions Architect and Sepehr Samiei, Senior Microsoft Solutions Architect If you’re thinking of running your Microsoft Windows or Microsoft SQL Server applications on AWS, you’re not alone. We’ve spent 11 years helping thousands of customers run their most critical Microsoft workloads on AWS. Because we’re committed to helping you run […]

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