Why Windows on AWS?
Windows on Amazon EC2 enables you to increase or decrease capacity within seconds. With the help of Anchor, you can deploy one, hundreds, or even thousands of server instances simultaneously. Over the years AWS has proven itself as the more popular cloud for Windows, and it is the right cloud platform for future-proofing your Windows-based applications. Running older Server 2008 or 2012 workloads? Reduce your security risk and ask Anchor to modernise your environments by replatforming it on AWS, building upon Well-Architected principles.
AWS EC2 for Windows: Popular Use Cases
SQL Server on Amazon EC2
Choice of several versions of Microsoft SQL Server offers you the flexibility to run a database server for as much or as little time as you need, with complete control over the Windows Server settings.
Amazon Relational Database Service
Fully managed relational database service that offers SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017 while offloading database administration tasks like managing backups, detecting failures and recovering and much more, data transfer, DNS management, and a static IP – for a low, predictable price.
Amazon FSx for Window File Server
Fully managed native Microsoft Windows file system which provides shared file storage including full support for the SMB protocol and Windows NTFS, and Active Directory integration.
AWS Directory Service
Managed Microsoft Active Directory in the AWS Cloud for organizations that rely on Active Directory for identity and access management and want close integration with your existing infrastructure.
AWS License Manager
AWS License Manager makes it easier to manage your Windows and SQL Server licenses across your AWS and on-premises environments. Administrators create customized licensing rules to manage, discover, and report software license usage.
Running Windows on AWS? Optimise with Anchor.
AWS enables your business-critical application to realise it’s full potential. But are you maximising innovation and optimising cost? To answer this question Anchor can perform a complimentary cloud assessment for your organisation. As part of your cloud assessment, careful consideration needs to be given to the provisioning, managing and supporting the deployment. There are many complex challenges that can ‘make or break’ your cloud journey so it is of critical importance that your business executes with precision.
Why Anchor? We exist to help SMBs and emerging enterprises who need managed AWS and cloud engineering services. Anchor enables the cloud by deeply engaging with your business. We architect, deploy, run and optimise cloud workloads and advocate for cloud best practices. Anchor’s team of certified engineers can support your workloads in three different time zones with 24x7x365 coverage from Sydney.
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Aviation Industry Case Study
Touchpoint Global required a multi-tenanted application to serve both their Australian and European customers for their inflight software for the aviation industry. Multi-regional deployment needed to be set up securely with network peering between the two regions and Anchor architected a secure AWS environment for a Highly Available Windows MS SQL Database.
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