Organisations face a multitude of challenges when running and maintaining business application in on premises datacenters . Need to maintain the datacenters, ensuring uninterrupted service to their users, maintaining data backups and security is a daunting task. Some organisation choose colocation model to take care of some of these challenges, however, they don’t get the benefits provided by a leading public cloud provider like AWS such as Pay as you Go pricing, automation, self-service and visibility.
Public clouds like AWS not only benefits businesses in overcoming challenges of maintaining infrastructure, compliance, security, backups and DR, it also helps companies to create a digital infrastructure for the use of AI / ML / Blockchain in the future.
The use cases for hosting on AWS range from running a Dev-Test environment to hosting mission-critical and scalable systems. E.g. SAP S/4HANA environment on AWS.
Customers have been running Windows workloads on AWS for over a decade. Our experience running Windows applications has earned our customers’ trust and the number of AWS enterprise customers using Amazon EC2 for Windows Server has grown 5x since 2015. You can select from a number of Windows Server versions including the latest version, Windows Server 2019. In addition, AWS supports everything you need to build and run Windows applications including Active Directory, .NET, System Center, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Windows desktop-as-a-service. AWS also has the first and only fully managed native-Windows file system available in the cloud with FSx for Windows File Server and is the only cloud provider to provide production support for Kubernetes on Windows.
The AWS advantage for Windows over the next Largest Cloud Provider
We have worked with customers to help them move web applications, e-commerce platforms, ERP systems (SAP, Navision, etc.) to the cloud. Customers are looking for a provider that can provide managed to host these applications, so they can focus on their business.