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Why shifting your Windows workload on AWS makes sense?

Why shifting your Windows workload on AWS makes sense?

AWS runs nearly 2 times as many Windows Server instances than the next largest cloud provider, according to an IDC report. AWS’s experience of running Microsoft applications has earned customers’ trust, and the number of AWS enterprise customers using Amazon EC2 for Windows Server has grown 5X since 2015.

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.

AWS services for Windows workloads

SQL Server on Amazon EC2

Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon FSx for Window File Server

AWS Directory Service

AWS License Manager