Amazon EC2 running Windows Server is a secure and dependable environment in which to deploy Microsoft Exchange Server quickly and cost-effectively. Many resources are available to help you learn about running Microsoft Exchange Server on AWS. Customer case studies describe Exchange on AWS in action, running today. To dive into the technical details, developer resources can help guide you through reference architectures and best practices, and deployment automation with AWS CloudFormation can help shorten development cycles.

Customers successfully deploy and run every version of Exchange currently available, including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. AWS provides options for using Microsoft software licenses on the AWS cloud. Learn more to decide which is best for you. 

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Low Cost

Low Cost

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Choice Logistics

Choice Logistics provides time-critical delivery services to businesses and an available and efficient messaging environment is vital. Working with Smartronix, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Choice Logistics transitioned its Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010 on the AWS cloud. "By using AWS, we can resize mailbox servers based on demand for compute or storage, and change compute characteristics in a matter of minutes," says Tom Bentzen, Director of Information Systems at Choice.

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GO energy

GO energy provides energy products and services to large commercial and industrial customers as well as small to medium businesses. GO energy uses an AWS cloud-based retail billing solution from Gentrack called Velocity, and runs its core business applications on AWS, including Microsoft Exchange, finance systems, and file servers. The solution has enabled GO energy to scale to support a forecasted tenfold increase in customers while reducing errors and improving cash flow.

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Banro Corporation

In February 2011, Banro Corporation appointed Thorsten Neumann as Group IT Manager to address the company’s growing IT needs. The company required a new IT strategy and leadership to support new systems. Banro deployed a Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment on the AWS cloud and was able to drastically shorten project lead times.

Neumann explains that the biggest benefits to using AWS were “time to market and massive savings in capital expenditures.” He adds, “With a highly distributed workforce, we have found that consolidating on AWS was our solution. All users could now access our core systems from any location.”

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These written guides cover specific versions of Microsoft Exchange Server used in a reference architecture to help you build your own solution. Any edition of Exchange that is compatible with one of the many versions of Windows Server that we offer can run successfully on AWS.

This reference deployment guide includes architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 in a highly available architecture on the AWS Cloud, following AWS best practices. You can deploy the automated solution, provided by AWS CloudFormation templates, or customize the templates to meet your own requirements. This solution is available as a Quick Start, which allows you to launch the template directly from the browser.

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Written with Microsoft Exchange Server IT infrastructure administrators and deployment engineers in mind, this guide discusses how to use familiar tools to plan and deploy a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 based messaging service in the AWS Cloud. It also provides a small deployment scenario to help you launch a fully configured site-resilient Exchange Server in AWS.

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