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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 Biteable went from 0 to 200,000 videos a month by migrating to AWS

Biteable was growing too quickly for its physical hardware to handle, and the company needed a solution—and fast. The startup, which provides video creation technology to get customer messages into motion, had run its video rendering software on premises. There, it had run into issues as their physical infrastructure struggled to handle fluctuating traffic. The […]

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Why you should modernize legacy .NET applications on AWS (and how we can help)

Many organizations have legacy .NET Framework applications that they want to modernize to gain the agility, scalability, and cost savings of cloud-native technologies. One of the most effective ways to modernize .NET Framework applications is to move them to .NET on Linux runtimes, such as .NET Core on Linux or .NET 5. Moving to Linux […]

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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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