Tag: Amazon EC2
In this deep-dive blog post, we will go through a step-by-step guide on how to capture Windows Failover Cluster Event Viewer logs using Amazon CloudWatch agent and send alerts using Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). Introduction Windows Event Viewer logs are a crucial aspect of monitoring and troubleshooting Windows systems. However, manually reviewing these […]
In this blog post, we introduce a strategy for scaling Microsoft SQL Server deployments on Amazon Web Services (AWS) that uses Amazon FSx, a service that provides fully managed, high-performance file systems in the cloud. This strategy increases SQL Server performance on AWS, providing 2 to 3 times as many Transactions per Minute (TPM) as […]
As more businesses move their enterprise workloads to the cloud, optimizing costs has become a top priority for them. Licensing is one of the most significant costs associated with running your Microsoft workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this blog post, I will discuss seven specific optimization strategies you can implement to help you […]
Optimizing performance and reducing licensing costs: Leveraging AWS Compute Optimizer for Amazon EC2 SQL Server instances
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added a new feature to AWS Compute Optimizer that detects Microsoft SQL Server workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) using machine learning. In this blog post, I will explain how this new feature helps you identify and optimize your SQL Server workloads. Addressing challenges in rightsizing SQL Server […]
Computing at-scale solutions is required in many industries and domains. Cloud computing provides elastic on-demand access to large amounts of computing resources and enables economically efficient and technically flexible solutions naturally suited for computing at scale. Batch processing is a requirement for many scale-out computing solutions. Customers use batch processing as a non-interactive way of […]
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.
In this blog post, we will share the top 10 recommendations to help you lower your costs and improve performance when running your Windows Server workloads on AWS. The first step you can take is select the right Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance family, size, and licensing option for your workloads. Different instance […]
In this post, I will show you how to automate the conversion of Ansible playbooks into EC2 Image Builder components. Automating this conversion is useful for migrations to EC2 Image Builder, where the amount of Ansible playbooks is considerable and manually creating an equivalent AWS Task Orchestrator and Executor (AWSTOE) component for each playbook becomes […]
This blog post will show you how to use AWS’ Network Load Balancer (NLB) to reduce outage time for legacy clients in response to a SQL Server Always On availability group failover A popular option to achieve SQL Server high availability (HA) is to implement SQL Server multi-subnet clustering for Always-On availability groups (AO-AG) across […]
AWS recently announced the general availability of license-included Visual Studio software on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances.
This offering is made possible by the new user-based subscriptions feature of AWS License Manager. Let’s review steps needed to set up your license-included Visual Studio software on an Amazon EC2 instance.