AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server

Easily size, configure, and deploy highly available Microsoft SQL Server solutions

AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server offers you a guided way of sizing, configuring, and deploying self-managed high availability SQL Server solutions on Amazon EC2 without you having to identify and provision individual AWS resources. You simply input your SQL Server requirements including performance, number of nodes, and connectivity in the console, and AWS Launch Wizard recommends the right AWS resources, such as EC2 instances and EBS volumes, to deploy your SQL Server application. The Launch Wizard also presents you with an estimated cost of deployment for these resources. You have the ability to modify the recommended resources and instantly see an updated cost assessment. Once you approve the AWS resources, AWS Launch Wizard automatically provisions and configures them to create a production ready SQL Server Always On deployment.

AWS Launch Wizard also creates CloudFormation templates that can serve as a baseline to accelerate subsequent SQL Server Always On deployments. AWS Launch Wizard is available to you at no additional charge. You only pay for the AWS resources that are provisioned for running your SQL Server Always On solution.

You can also deploy SQL Server solutions using the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server. Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale your database on AWS by automating time-consuming database management tasks. Learn more about RDS for SQL Server.

Benefits

Simplify application deployment

AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server makes it easy for you to deploy Microsoft SQL Server Always On on AWS. Instead of selecting separate infrastructure pieces, you simply input your SQL Server requirements including performance, number of nodes, and connectivity in the console, and AWS Launch Wizard recommends the right AWS resources, such as EC2 instances and EBS volumes, to deploy your application. It reduces the time you spend in provisioning and configuring your SQL Server applications.

Automate AWS resource selection and cost estimation

AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server recommends appropriate AWS resources, including EC2 instance types and EBS volumes to match your application requirements and presents you a cost estimate. You have the ability to modify the recommended resource selections and get an updated cost assessment.

Save time with repeatable code templates

AWS Launch Wizard for SQL Server provides you with reusable AWS CloudFormation code templates. These templates can serve as a baseline for your subsequent application deployments. You can save time by reusing these code templates to deploy SQL Server Always On solutions programmatically, instead of creating them each time you deploy a new application.

Leverage proven deployment best-practices from AWS

Resources deployed by AWS Launch Wizard are based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework and application best practices. This means applications deployed using AWS Launch Wizard adhere to AWS best practices, and are optimized for security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost savings. 

How it works

Launch Wizard Diagram

Use cases

Set-up production-ready SQL Server Always On deployments

With AWS Launch Wizard you can specify your application’s components ranging from SQL Server node settings and AMIs to Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Active Directory (AD), and EC2 instances to effortlessly create a production-ready deployment.

Cost optimize SQL Server Always On deployment

You have the opportunity to estimate cost for different sizing and configuration options. AWS Launch Wizard presents a pricing estimate for all selected resources, prior to deployment. You can edit these resources to suit your preferences and optimize the cost of your SQL Server Always On deployments.

Test new SQL Server Always On configurations

When trying-out new SQL Server Always On configurations for development and test, you can quickly create proof-of-concept (POC) deployments. This helps accelerate roll outs for new production-ready SQL Server deployments.

Connect on-premises Active Directory to SQL Server Always On deployments

AWS Launch Wizard enables you to connect your SQL Server Always On deployments to your on-premises. Active Directory through AWS Direct Connect. This is ideal if you choose not to run Active Directory on AWS.

Learn more

Accelerated Enterprise SQL Server Application Deployments with AWS Launch Wizard
November 13th, 2019
 
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