Modernising Windows Workloads on AWS

Organisations that use Microsoft technologies to power their mission critical workloads now have a range of options with AWS that reduce licence and platform costs, increase performance and guarantee resilience.

More and more businesses are coming to us expressing concerns about their legacy SQL Server database environments.

The three (3) most common issues raised are:

  • slow provisioning of infrasructure
  • high long-term costs
  • inconsistent performance

Amazon Aurora allows organisations to combine the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases; it’s up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost.

The Windows Modernisation Program from AWS and Ubertas Consulting provides clear pathways to modernise your Windows based database or application set to an open source, serverless, container and on-demand service that drives down cost and increases agility, innovation and speed-to-market.

AWS through its partner Ubertas Consulting can support your modernisation journey;from writing the initial business case to planning and executing the transition.

Do you know about AWS Aurora?

Reduced CostIncrease ResilienceReduce Overhead
Amazon Aurora is an on-demand service and removes the upfront commercial investment associated with database licensing.
Amazon Aurora Serverless enables organisations to reduce cost further by enabling an infrastructure on-demand model, automatically scaling to support database activity.
Amazon Aurora delivers >99.99% availability, replicating 6 copies of your data across 3 Availability Zones.
It transparently recovers from physical storage failures; instance failover typically takes less than 30 seconds. You can also backtrack within seconds to a previous point in time, to recover from user errors.
Amazon Aurora is fully managed and removes traditional database management tasks such as hardware provisioning, software patching, setup, configuration, and backups.
Amazon Aurora automatically and continuously monitors and backs-up your database
to AWS S3, enabling granular point-in-time recovery.

What’s on offer for you?

An AWS Modernisation Viability Assessment (MVA) is available to organisations running a Windows environment on any Cloud or non-Cloud platform. The Modernisation Viability Assessment (MVA) is provided free of charge by Ubertas Consulting under the AWS Windows Modernisation Program and provides up to 30 days of technical consultancy.

Review
An assessment of the current Windows environment from both a technical and commercial perspective. Recommendations for operating the workload on AWS with databases migration to Amazon Aurora.
Build
An architectural representation of the current Windows environment operating on AWS in accordance with the AWS Well-Architected Framework covering security, performance, reliability, operations and cost efficiency.
Plan
Priced options for the architecture running on AWS along with a recommended migration path to enable the modernisation journey. Execution of the modernization plan also attract AWS funding.

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