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Amazon Web Services helps you build, deploy, scale, and manage Microsoft applications quickly, easily, more securely and more cost-effectively. For corporate IT applications, AWS gives you a cloud platform that helps run Microsoft applications like SharePoint, Dynamics and Exchange in a more secure, easily managed, high performance approach. Enterprises looking to modernize their legacy applications find AWS provides the tools, scalability and services to meet those needs. Furthermore, IDC indicates that over 57% of Windows workloads are run on AWS, almost 2X more than the next leading provider.

For business owners, AWS gives you a fully managed database service to run Microsoft SQL Server, which helps you build web, mobile and custom business applications. AWS also provides AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AWS Managed Microsoft AD), a managed Microsoft Active Directory in the AWS Cloud. It enables you to easily migrate directory-aware workloads and use AWS services such as Amazon EC2 and RDS for SQL Server. For Microsoft developers, Amazon EC2 for Windows Server provides a flexible and agile development platform, deeply integrated with Visual Studio and .NET to help accelerate development cycles. APN Microsoft competency partners and the broader APN partner ecosystem help you to plan, implement and manage your cloud migration and deployment to maximize your benefits including agility, security and cost efficiency.

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Easily Manage your Windows Server Applications

Easily Manage your Windows Server Applications

AWS provides a comprehensive set of management tools for your Microsoft Windows Server workloads. EC2 Run Command helps you automate administrative tasks across a large fleet of instances.

Improve the Security Posture of your Applications

Improve the Security Posture of your Applications

You can ensure your data is protected with end-to-end encryption. AWS Direct Connect and Amazon VPC helps you establish a networking approach with multiple layers of security, including dedicated physical connectivity, logical isolation, security groups, and access control lists.

Reduce Costs with your Microsoft Applications

Reduce Costs Associated with your Microsoft Applications

AWS lets you pay only for the resources you use and scale up and down based on demand. AWS helps you save money on your existing Microsoft application investments with options to bring your own licenses (BYOL). For new applications, you can also purchase Windows Server licenses with your EC2 Instance purchase. With AWS-managed services such as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, Amazon for RDS SQL Server, you reduce the cost and overhead of managing Microsoft applications.

Word-Class Support

Get World-Class End-to-End Support for your business

There is no compression algorithm for experience. AWS Support and AWS Professional Services are some of the most experienced professionals in the industry on running Microsoft applications in the cloud. 

Deploy and Scale New Business Apps

Rapidly Deploy and Scale New Business Applications

AWS Elastic Beanstalk helps you deploy and scale applications quickly and easily. AWS CloudFormation lets you build custom applications faster with prebuilt templates. Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) let you use predefined software instances for the most common Microsoft Applications.

Flexible Purchasing Options

Flexible Purchasing Options Simplify Procurement

You can purchase Microsoft software licenses including Windows Server and SQL Server directly through AWS. You can also bring your own licenses for the Microsoft applications you already own and Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts will help you maintain license compliance.

Fully Managed Infrastructure

Deploy Applications on Fully Managed Infrastructure

Amazon RDS provides a fully managed database service for SQL Server that is high performance, highly durable and highly available. Amazon EC2 Windows provides highly scalable, easily managed, flexible compute infrastructure that supports all your Microsoft applications. With AWS-managed services such as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, Amazon for RDS SQL Server, you reduce the cost and overhead of managing Microsoft applications.


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Build Microsoft Applications Faster

AWS Elastic Beanstalk helps you quickly and easily deploy and scale applications built on .NET, Java, PHP, node.js, Python, Ruby, and Docker. AWS CloudFormation and AWS CodeDeploy let you build and deploy custom configurations quickly and easily.

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Leverage Familiar Tools

AWS provides a .NET SDK and Toolkit for Visual Studio to help you quickly and easily build new applications.


Automate with a DevOps approach

AWS OpsWorks helps you build a DevOps methodology with automated package installations, database setups, and Chef code deployment.

You can use AWS as a natural extension of your data center as part of your hybrid cloud strategyAmazon EC2 Systems Manager helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure across your Windows and Linux operating systems. By providing a management approach that is designed for the scale and agility of the cloud but extends into your on-premises data center, EC2 Systems Manager makes it easier for you to seamlessly bridge your existing infrastructure with AWS. AWS Direct Connect and Amazon VPC help provide the networking foundation to create a dedicated, private connection between your data center and AWS that is isolated and secure. AWS Directory Service lets you extend your Active Directory policies to your AWS solution.  AWS Directory Service for Microsoft AD makes it easier for you to manage directory-aware workloads across your data center and AWS Cloud by enabling you to use your existing on-premises credentials.

Check out our self-study guide resources for IT professionals, architects, and software developers who are interested in learning how to design, build, and deploy Microsoft workloads on AWS. The topic areas addressed include: AWS core service prerequisites for running Microsoft workloads, DevOps and System Administration, Securty, Active Directory and Directory Services, SQL Server, and more.

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APN Partners with the AWS Microsoft Competency have demonstrated expertise, offer readily implemented solutions that align with AWS architectural best practices, and have staff that carry AWS certifications.

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