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Why shifting your Windows workload on AWS makes sense?

Why shifting your Windows workload on AWS makes sense?

Running Microsoft workloads on the cloud is not everyone’s cup of tea. This is surely hectic for some while many won’t believe if it can be done. This post will give you an overview of why you should be shifting your Microsoft workloads to AWS. Subsequently, the benefits and the user experience will be highlighted by drawing certain points about Windows workload that the end user can run on AWS.

Benefits of shifting Windows workload on AWS –



Better performance


Optimized ROI as compared to the cost


AWS Global Security team manages the overall protection of all data to meet the expectations of end-users. AWS Shared Responsibility Model is the paradigm where AWS maintains the security of the cloud, whereas the customer manages the security in the cloud through their compliance and audit control principle. Building a robust infrastructure without security is very cost effective and burns a lot of overhead expenses. AWS holds a global team of rich expertise who identify and remediate each reported issue in time to meet the customer experience.

Looking into Reliability, AWS has been one of the most reliable IT infrastructures over a decade. AWS has experienced the same over a million active customers. The end customer can see the current operational dashboard through the service health dashboard for each active service on a real-time basis. Up-time & Performance and the SLA committed for each type of service and platform are very transparent. Downtime and the business impact are the main constraints of any business who are opting for private cloud. In such a scenario, AWS is one of the most trustworthy cloud platforms to run the Windows workload.

Performance is relatively one feature which attracts the user to move into AWS. Autoscaling, Direct Connect, and Cloud Formation are the features that emphasize on the performance of any business workload. Windows server and SQL server are well compatible with AWS infrastructure and the same can be managed with non-Windows workload too. VM import and export features enable users to import and export the machine image. In addition to that, a lot of third-party tools are taken into use to help boost the performance of the workloads on the cloud.

Expenses – AWS allows you to run your workload in a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model and no long term commitment, until and unless the user agrees on that. AWS helps you through scaling your needs and trade your CapEx and OpEx for running your IT infrastructure. AWS harbors a team of experts and trusted advisors who help the users to understand any necessary or unnecessary expenditure proactively and will help create an alert to customize.

Extensive – AWS Marketplace owns the platform to provide any other services which are required to accommodate your Windows workload. It’s up to the user to buy the services till the time duration that they want. Region and Availablity zones are the main benefits of choosing the platform. AWS offers high availability across the world – with 19 regions, 54 availability zones, and 103 edge locations. Each AWS Region has multiple Availability Zones and data centers, allowing for fault tolerance and low latency. Similar to its infrastructure, AWS takes a multi-layered approach to provide security. End-to-end encryption, AWS Direct Connect, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) all offer the best security solution for applications.

11 years of diverse experience in Solutioning and PreSales, Cloud Delivery, Project Transitoning and Management