Why shifting your Windows workload on AWS makes sense?
The AWS advantage for Windows over the next largest cloud provider –
Why Windows on AWS
Migration Experience: AWS with over a decade of experience in migrating and managing Windows on AWS. AWS has developed a framework called Migration Acceleration Program (MAP), a proven methodology of best practices that is recognized by IDC for migration. And with over 2X more instances on AWS than on Microsoft Azure, AWS has a clear advantage in terms of experience.
Superior Performance: Testing from DBBest found that SQL Server on AWS consistently shows a 2x-3x better performance using HammerDB, a TPC-C-like benchmark tool compared to the Microsoft Azure.
Reliability Assurance: best global infrastructure for running workloads that require high availability with 66 Availability Zones (AZ) across 21 Regions.
Security Capabilities: AWS has over 210 security, compliance, and governance services and key features which is about 40 more than the Microsoft Azure.
Cost Effective: AWS provides various options to support Bring Your Own Licensing (BYOL) as well as EC2 License Included models for non-BYOL workloads. Customer can also save money by moving their Microsoft Licenses to dedicated hosts, they are also a great option for Windows or SQL Server instances that don’t have software assurance.