Start Your Test Drive of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on AWS in Minutes

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most recent major release of Microsoft SQL Server and related components. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will provide customers with higher levels of performance, availability and scalability, compared to previous versions.


Amazon Web Services provides companies with a cloud infrastructure that enables them to run applications, including databases, in the cloud, allowing them to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with their business. With the AWS Cloud, companies no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance.

Microsoft has collaborated with AWS to allow customers to easily deploy and run SQL Server 2012 on Amazon Web Services*. With AWS, companies can utilize the cloud to both, easily test the new functionality and features of SQL Server 2012, as well as deploy and run their SQL Server 2012 on AWS, without having to purchase and manage hardware. This provides customers with faster time to evaluation and deployment, without any of the complexity related to setting up and configuring a test lab for evaluation purposes.

*Standard Amazon Web Services rates apply

Start using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in minutes, today! Amazon Web Services provides a number of SQL Server 2012 alternatives for developers. You can run fully a managed relational service on Amazon RDS or you can operate your own database in the cloud on Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS.

If you Need Consider Using
A relational database service with minimal administration Amazon RDS for SQL Server, a fully managed service that offers SQL Server 2012 while offloading database administration tasks like managing backups, detecting failures and recovering and much more.
A relational database you can manage on your own
  • Your choice of relational AMIs on Amazon EC2 and EBS that provide scale compute & storage, complete control over instances, and more.
  • Amazon EC2 running Windows Server with your choice of several versions of Microsoft SQL Server offers you the flexibility to run a database server for as much or as little time as you need. All SQL Server versions that we offer integrate with Amazon EBS, enabling you to take advantage of the persistence, performance, and reliability of Amazon EBS for all your databases.

If you are new to AWS, you will need to create an AWS account before you can launch an Amazon EC2 or Amazon RDS instance.

Also, you can use the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Microsoft Windows Guide to get information on launching Amazon EC2 instances running Microsoft Windows software as well as the Amazon RDS Getting Started Guide.

Are you interested in running Microsoft Windows Server or Windows Server applications, such as SQL or SharePoint on AWS, and would like to have an AWS Sales Representative follow-up with you about your IT project? Please Contact Us.

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