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Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a flexible, secure, affordable, and highly available cloud platform where you can take advantage of the content and collaboration features of Microsoft SharePoint Server.

Use this Quick Start to deploy SharePoint Server 2016 into your AWS account automatically, in accordance with AWS best practices for security and high availability.

If you'd like to deploy SharePoint Server with other popular servers from Microsoft (Lync Server, Exchange Server, and SQL Server), use the Microsoft Servers on AWS Quick Start.

  • What you'll build

    • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 farm on AWS, based on your choice of traditional or streamlined topology
    • Redundant servers for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), SQL Server 2014, and SharePoint Server 2016 in two Availability Zones for high availability
    • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) in each Availability Zone to provide a private, isolated section of the AWS cloud for your SharePoint Server farm and services
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for user authentication and authorization, and Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) for remote Windows administration
    • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 instances for web front-end and application services
    • SQL Server 2014 instances configured in a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) for database services

    For details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Deployment details

    Deploy SharePoint Server in three easy steps:

    1. Sign up for an AWS account.
    2. Download SharePoint Server.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. The deployment takes approximately 3 hours.

    To customize your deployment, you can choose a traditional or streamlined topology for your SharePoint Server farm, include Office Online Servers, or choose internal Elastic Load Balancing to build an intranet SharePoint Server farm.

    After deployment, follow the Quick Start deployment guide to test for high availability and automatic failover.

  • Cost and licenses

    By default, the Quick Start installs the evaluation edition of SharePoint Server and SQL Server. You can license these products through the Microsoft License Mobiility through Software Assurance program, and use your own product key during deployment.

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. The cost will depend on your Quick Start deployment configuration. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The default configuration for the Quick Start represents an average of 40% savings over the typical cost to deploy an on-premises SharePoint solution. To estimate the cost of your deployment, see the information in the Quick Start deployment guide.