Microsoft Workloads on AWS

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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 […]

Containerizing Complex Multi-tier Windows Applications using AWS App2Container

Many enterprises want to rapidly containerize and migrate their existing legacy applications to the cloud. That’s why AWS launched AWS App2Container in June 2020, a service that helps customers containerize ASP.NET and Java applications without making any code changes. App2Container allows customers to easily containerize and deploy an existing application to Amazon Elastic Container Service […]

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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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How ClearScale helped SF Match modernize its Microsoft application to optimize performance

By Pavel Vasilyev, Director of Solutions Architecture, ClearScale While the speed of cloud computing is accelerating, the progress of companies using these technologies is being slowed by their own legacy applications. That was the case for SF Match, whose legacy Microsoft application was delaying their performance. For more than 40 years, SF Match has used […]