Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global compute, database, application, and deployment services that use Microsoft technologies or are designed to work with Microsoft technologies. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. The largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups trust these services to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, data processing and warehousing, and many others.
Amazon Web Services for Microsoft Windows Server is a secure, and reliable cloud-computing platform optimized for Windows-based workloads. It is a familiar, cost-effective, and fully automated environment that can be provisioned quickly, scaling or down depending on needs, and provides extensive options for hardware, software and purchasing configurations.
The AWS cloud is a familiar, secure, and reliable environment in which to deploy Microsoft Exchange Server. With pay-as-you go pricing, you can scale up or scale down the size of your deployment, based on user mailboxes, and only pay for the resources you use. Integration with CloudWatch allows you to set up alerts and monitor the performance of your Exchange environment from the AWS Console. License mobility means you may be able to use your existing software licenses to run on AWS without paying additional Microsoft licensing fees.
The AWS cloud is a secure, and reliable environment in which to deploy Microsoft SharePoint Server. With pay-as-you go pricing, you can scale up or scale down the size of your SharePoint implementation, and only pay for the resources you use. Integration with CloudWatch, allows you to set up alerts and monitor the performance of your SharePoint implementation from the AWS Console. License mobility means you may be able to use your existing software licenses to run on AWS without paying additional Microsoft licensing fees.
There are a variety of options you can consider for running Microsoft SQL Server in the AWS cloud. You can bring and run your own Microsoft SQL Server perpetual license. You can select from a number of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that include Microsoft SQL Server. You can also use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server to avoid time-consuming database management tasks.
AWS add-ins for Microsoft System Center extend the functionality of your existing Microsoft System Center implementation. The add-ins are software that you download and install for use with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. After you install the add-ins, you can use the familiar System Center interface to view and manage your Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Server resources within the AWS cloud, as well as Windows Servers installed on-premises.
License Mobility through Software Assurance allows customers to use Microsoft Server application licenses that they already own on AWS without any additional Microsoft software license fees.