Microsoft Windows server on AWS

AWS offers a wide range of Microsoft services inside their cloud platform. Using AWS services like Directory Service, EC2, RDS and FSx for Windows File Server, you can take advantage of the Microsoft/AWS partnership to run Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server, SQL Server and Microsoft file server instances.

AWS is a Certified Gold member of the Microsoft Partner Network and is building Microsoft specific technologies and services that allow users to run Windows based applications in AWS securely and easily. There are more Windows servers running on AWS than on any other cloud platform.

Microsoft Windows server on AWS

AWS offers a wide range of Microsoft services inside their cloud platform. Using AWS services like Directory Service, EC2, RDS and FSx for Windows File Server, you can take advantage of the Microsoft/AWS partnership to run Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server, SQL Server and Microsoft file server instances.

AWS is a Certified Gold member of the Microsoft Partner Network and is building Microsoft specific technologies and services that allow users to run Windows based applications in AWS securely and easily. There are more Windows servers running on AWS than on any other cloud platform.

A trusted partner

Cambrian is an Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) for Windows Server Partner. With this designation, Cambrian is recognised for its expertise in migrating, securing, managing and optimizing Microsoft Windows applications and workloads on EC2.

As an AWS Advanced Consulting and Public Sector Partner, we have a team of senior engineers who can help you migrate, run, and manage Microsoft Workloads on AWS. We invest continuously in Microsoft and AWS expertise and certifications in order to offer solutions combining the best of Microsoft and AWS technologies and services.

Our Windows on EC2 service

Cambrian has a track record of successfully designing, deploying and managing data centre environments on AWS with impressive business case results. We combine our deep AWS knowledge with years of Microsoft experience to help customers run their Windows workloads while improving the end-user experience and lowering costs.

How our approach stands out
We help organisations move their Windows workloads to AWS by applying a ‘lift and restructure’ approach. We move as many Microsoft services as possible to AWS managed services such as AWS Directory Service, Amazon RDS for SQL Server and AWS FSx for Windows File Server to optimise cost, maintainability and security.

Furthermore, we help organisations leave behind legacy environments such as Citrix and RDP farms and allow end-users to use their Windows-based applications securely from any place and any device by deploying innovative AWS technologies such as Workspaces and AppStream 2.0 and combining these with the implementation or optimisation of Office 365 and Identity and Access Management solutions.

AWS Directory Service
Managed Microsoft Active Directory in the AWS Cloud is built on actual Microsoft AD and does not require you to synchronize or replicate data from your existing on-premise Active Directory to the cloud. You can use the standard AD administration tools and take advantage of the built-in AD features, such as Group Policy and single sign-on. With AWS Managed Microsoft AD, you can easily join Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS for SQL Server instances to your domain, and use AWS End User Computing (EUC) services, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, with AD users and groups. The AWS directory service is automatically deployed in multiple availability zones.
Amazon RDS for SQL Server
SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. Amazon RDS for SQL Server is a PaaS  service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy multiple editions of SQL Server (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019) including Express, Web, Standard and Enterprise, in minutes with cost-efficient and re-sizable compute capacity. It also offers single availability zone  and multiple availability zone deployment options. Amazon RDS is a managed service that frees you up to focus on application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling.
AWS FSx for Windows File Server
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides managed, highly reliable, and scalable file storage that is accessible over the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. It is built on Windows Server, delivering a wide range of administrative features such as user quotas, end-user file restore, and Microsoft Active Directory (AD) integration. It offers single availability zone  and multiple availability zone deployment options, fully managed backups, and encryption of data at rest and in transit. You can optimize cost and performance for your workload needs with SSD and HDD storage options; and you can scale storage and change the throughput performance of your file system at any time.

A trusted partner

Cambrian is an Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) for Windows Server Partner. With this designation, Cambrian is recognised for its expertise in migrating, securing, managing and optimizing Microsoft Windows applications and workloads on EC2.

As an AWS Advanced Consulting and Public Sector Partner, we have a team of senior engineers who can help you migrate, run, and manage Microsoft Workloads on AWS. We invest continuously in Microsoft and AWS expertise and certifications in order to offer solutions combining the best of Microsoft and AWS technologies and services.

Our Windows on EC2 service

Cambrian has a track record of successfully designing, deploying and managing data centre environments on AWS with impressive business case results. We combine our deep AWS knowledge with years of Microsoft experience to help customers run their Windows workloads while improving the end-user experience and lowering costs.

How our approach stands out
We help organisations move their Windows workloads to AWS by applying a ‘lift and restructure’ approach. We move as many Microsoft services as possible to AWS managed services such as AWS Directory Service, Amazon RDS for SQL Server and AWS FSx for Windows File Server to optimise cost, maintainability and security.

Furthermore, we help organisations leave behind legacy environments such as Citrix and RDP farms and allow end-users to use their Windows-based applications securely from any place and any device by deploying innovative AWS technologies such as Workspaces and AppStream 2.0 and combining these with the implementation or optimisation of Office 365 and Identity and Access Management solutions.

AWS Directory Service
Managed Microsoft Active Directory in the AWS Cloud is built on actual Microsoft AD and does not require you to synchronize or replicate data from your existing on-premise Active Directory to the cloud. You can use the standard AD administration tools and take advantage of the built-in AD features, such as Group Policy and single sign-on. With AWS Managed Microsoft AD, you can easily join Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS for SQL Server instances to your domain, and use AWS End User Computing (EUC) services, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, with AD users and groups. The AWS directory service is automatically deployed in multiple availability zones.
Amazon RDS for SQL Server
SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. Amazon RDS for SQL Server is a PaaS  service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy multiple editions of SQL Server (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019) including Express, Web, Standard and Enterprise, in minutes with cost-efficient and re-sizable compute capacity. It also offers single availability zone  and multiple availability zone deployment options. Amazon RDS is a managed service that frees you up to focus on application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling.
AWS FSx for Windows File Server
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides managed, highly reliable, and scalable file storage that is accessible over the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. It is built on Windows Server, delivering a wide range of administrative features such as user quotas, end-user file restore, and Microsoft Active Directory (AD) integration. It offers single availability zone  and multiple availability zone deployment options, fully managed backups, and encryption of data at rest and in transit. You can optimize cost and performance for your workload needs with SSD and HDD storage options; and you can scale storage and change the throughput performance of your file system at any time.

Benefits of Microsoft on AWS solutions

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Test, build and deploy Windows Servers fast

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Manage your 
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Improve the security of your applications

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Reduce costs associated with  Microsoft apps

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Run on reliable & versatile infrastructure

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