Cloud Migration Support: Windows on AWS

Migrate Your Microsoft Workloads to AWS with Minimal Disruption

Tackling a cloud migration from a Microsoft computing environment to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud means you’ll need to migrate critical Windows workloads from your on-premise servers.

AWS provides a wide-reaching set of global compute, database, application and deployment services that use or work with Microsoft technologies.

While migrating to an AWS Windows server might seem daunting, migrating, extending and developing Microsoft applications in the AWS cloud yield major benefits—with little to no downtime during the transition.

What Microsoft Windows Workloads Run on AWS?

AWS Windows Server

Amazon Web Services for Microsoft Windows Server is optimized for Windows on AWS. It provisions quickly and easily scales up or down, depending on your needs.


Deploy your Microsoft Exchange Server in AWS and enjoy easy scaling based on user mailboxes and pay-as-you-go pricing that give you only the resources you need—with cost-effective license mobility.


As with Exchange, AWS offers a secure, reliable scalable and cost-effective environment for Microsoft Sharepoint. Pay for only the resources you use and bring your own license for additional potential savings.

SQL Server

You have multiple options for running Microsoft SQL Server workloads on AWS: Bring your own SQL Server perpetual license, select from Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that include SQL Server, or use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

System Center

AWS add-ins allow you to boost your existing Microsoft System Center’s functionality. Simply download and use them with Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. Then, view and interface with the Center using your Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Server resources.

Using other Microsoft products?

We’ve got you covered. AWS offers “License Mobility through Software Assurance.” Bring your own license to avoid additional Microsoft software license fees. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Why Move to an AWS Windows Server?

When you move your Windows workloads to AWS, you’ll be able to quickly build, deploy, manage and scale applications more securely, reliably and cost-effectively using a vast range of pay-as-you-go services.

Our experienced application development team also can build custom apps to help you get the most out of migrating to an AWS Windows server. Fill out the form at the end of this page to get started.

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AWS 101: Introduction to Modern Cloud Computing

So you’re ready to start a cloud journey, or at least to start thinking about one. I’m sure you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of questions you have. What are the pros? What are the cons? What cloud services provider should you use? Let’s take a look at AWS 101 and learn why this cloud computing solution makes sense.

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