More Microsoft workloads run on AWS than any other cloud provider - including Microsoft Azure. AWS gives you the ability to build, deploy, scale, and manage Microsoft applications. Running Microsoft workloads on AWS is fast, easy, secure, and can even save you money.
Microsoft applications have long been a key choice for businesses. Many companies have built their foundations on Microsoft solutions. Therefore, making the right decision on how to move them to the public cloud is critical.
When comparing the current cloud providers in the market, AWS has been able to evolve the most compared to its competitors such as Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform with more than 13 years. This also applies to the operation of Microsoft workloads, which has been possible since the beginning of the AWS Cloud. Enterprises choose AWS in a direct comparison because the cloud provider has the most experience with Microsoft applications in the cloud and is also the best platform for Windows as well as SQL servers.
AWS has helped and guided a large number of enterprises, regardless of size, to achieve their migration goals since the cloud platform's inception some 13 years ago.
To do this, AWS uses an end-of-support migration program that migrates legacy Windows Server applications to the latest supported versions of Windows Server on AWS. The AWS Migration Program for Windows provides best practices, tools, and incentives to reduce the complexity and cost of migrating to the cloud with support from AWS partners and professional services.
Exchange, Sharepoint, SQL, RDS, System Center, and .Net applications are popular options for organizations looking to run Microsoft workloads on AWS.
With Amazon Web Services you get flexibility, both standard and custom Microsoft applications and workloads can be run as long or as short as needed. For example, if you are running SQL Server, you can choose from a range of versions, editions, and deployment options by choosing to run on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).
Enterprises are constantly looking for ways to leverage the public/public cloud to increase profits and improve efficiency. A large number of enterprises have been running Microsoft workloads on AWS for more than 13 years. This is a testament to a platform that has a reputation for high performance and reliability, as well as world-class security, migration support, cost of ownership, and flexible licensing options.
The benefits of this leading-edge technology include:
AWS supports everything you need to modernize Windows-based applications in the cloud, offering reliability and best-in-class performance in addition to a wide range of services.
In a head-to-head comparison of the various leading cloud platforms, Amazon Web Services clearly shows who is winning the race, not only through technological facts, but also through its experience advantage. The benefits for your Microsoft workloads on AWS are versatile and also customizable.
To get started and migrate your Microsoft workloads to the AWS cloud, it is advisable to consult a cloud expert who has already performed numerous migrations.