AWS Partner Webcast - Rapid and Reliable Implementation of Microsoft Workloads on AWS

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Microsoft applications like SharePoint and Exchange are excellent candidates to move to the cloud, because they readily benefit from the scalability and low storage costs that Amazon Web Services offers.

Review this webinar, led by the AWS Premier Consulting Partner Smartronix, to learn best practices in designing, building, and managing Microsoft workloads on AWS.

Webinar topics include:
• Cloud deployment options best suited to Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange environments
• Governance, security, and compliance considerations when migrating Microsoft workloads
• Proven methods for enabling enterprise-class Microsoft solutions on AWS.

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AWS Partner Webcast - Rapid and Reliable Implementation of Microsoft Workloads on AWS

  1. 1. Rapid and Reliable Implementation of Microsoft Workloads on AWS
  2. 2. Webinar Overview  Submit Your Questions using the Q&A tool.  A copy of today’s presentation will be made available on:  AWS SlideShare Channel@ http://www.slideshare.net/AmazonWebServices/  AWS Webinar Channel on YouTube@ http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-nPlVzJI- ccQXlxjSvJmw
  3. 3. Introducing Kyle Lichtenberg Solutions Architect Amazon Web Services Robert Groat Chief Technology Officer Smartronix
  4. 4. What We’ll Cover  Why customers choose Amazon Web Services for Microsoft Workloads  Cloud deployment options best suited to Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange environments  Governance, security, and compliance considerations when migrating Microsoft workloads  Proven methods for enabling enterprise-class Microsoft solutions on AWS  Q&A
  5. 5. Architected for Enterprise Security Requirements Certifications and accreditations for workloads that matter
  6. 6. Benefits of Scale • Lower costs – Pay only for what you use – Multiple pricing models – Price reductions • Increased Agility – Infrastructure in minutes – Experiment more often with lower risk
  7. 7. Hand to Robert
  8. 8. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary Rapid and Reliable Implementation of Microsoft Workloads on AWS March 13th , 2014
  9. 9. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary A Clear Leader in Cloud Deployments
  10. 10. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary Smartronix specializes in delivering enterprise class solutions in the cloud. Our teams have successfully deployed: • SQL Server 2008/2012 • Exchange 2007/2010/2013 • Lync 2010/2013 • SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 • Dynamics CRM • FAST Search • System Center Operation Manager, Data Protection Manager • Forefront Unified Access Gateway 10 Microsoft Technology Expertise on AWS
  11. 11. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary Tooth Fairy Microsoft Apps not supported on AWS No license mobility Loch Ness Monster Requires code re-writes Different Management Tools Required Performance issues Microsoft is more expensive on AWS Armed chaos monkeys Integration issues Gartner Press Releases Myths
  12. 12. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary • Some of the world’s largest websites run on SharePoint deployed on Amazon Web Services – US Department of the Treasury – Treasury.gov, Recovery.gov – Fortune 500 Intranets – Amazon’s Internal Collaboration Environment • Major Logistics Company runs Exchange, SharePoint and Lync on AWS • Exchange is one of the fastest growth segments with some enterprises over 100,000 people Customer Use Cases
  13. 13. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary Why SharePoint on AWS? Reliable Time-to-Market Agility Scalable Lower Cost Highly Secure Operational Effectiveness
  14. 14. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary • Benefits inherent to AWS • Flexibility of deployment and customization • Increased integration to line of business • Internal facing farms can be connected via private circuits • Migrate existing licenses to AWS (BYOL) • Easily leverage private, non cloud content / Hybrid model • Third party add-on ecosystem SharePoint on AWS vs. Other SaaS Offerings
  15. 15. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary Why Exchange on AWS? Reliable Time-to-Market Agility Scalable Lower Cost Highly Secure Operational Effectiveness Upgrades
  16. 16. Internet Region us-east-1 Availability Zone us-east-1a Availability Zone us-east-1d VPC Subnet 10.x.x.x/xx VPC Subnet 10.x.x.x/xx VPC Subnet 10.x.x.x/xx VPC Subnet 10.x.x.x/xx Security Group FW-SG Security Group INT-SG Security Group INT-SG Virtual Private Cloud 10.0.0.0/16 Internet Gateway (Public) (Public) (Private) (Private) Mailbox Database Replication Edge Firewall / Reverse Proxy Client Access / Hub Transport Server Client Access / Hub Transport Server VPC Subnet VPC Subnet(Private) (Private) 10.x.x.x/xx 10.x.x.x/xx Edge Firewall / Reverse Proxy Security Group Mailbox Server Mailbox Server EXREPL-SG File Share Witness Instance Type: m1.small Active Directory Domain Controller Active Directory Global Catalog DNS Server Instance Type: m1.small Active Directory Domain Controller Active Directory Global Catalog DNS Server
  17. 17. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary • Benefits inherent to AWS • Host-based security or standards compliance; security agents, host monitoring, etc. • Exchange-integrated third-party application support • Migrate existing licenses to AWS (BYOL) • Legacy public folder access if modern public folder migration is not possible • Legacy, public folder-based free/busy scheduling access • More control over geographic placement and partitioning of data and services • Access to the full feature set of the deployed version of Exchange Server • No need for ADFS to support SSO or hybrid deployment; your Active Directory forest and Exchange Server organization are self-contained and controlled Exchange on AWS vs. Other SaaS Offerings
  18. 18. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary • No single point of failure • Active / Active environment across AZs • Domain Controllers across AZs • DR/COOP Options • Robust Monitoring • Exchange – Exchange Database Availability Groups across AZs – Storage Availability • SharePoint – Robust SQL Mirroring / Always on Availability Groups Best Practices - High Availability
  19. 19. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary Traditional Approach: - Replicate the infrastructure to DR site - HA requires approximately double the cost - Assets sit idle until needed Cloud Optimized Approach - Enable Active / Active load balanced approach utilizing half the resource - Automate scale out if WFE goes down - HA costs is only 40% higher in this scenario - Management and Ops costs are also reduced Best Practices - High Availability
  20. 20. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary • Load balanced workloads • Increase/decrease compute, RAM and storage • SharePoint – Linear scale by adding more WFEs – Maximum scale by adding CDN such as CloudFront • Exchange – Linear scale by adding more servers or storage Best Practices - High Scalability
  21. 21. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary Traditional Approach - Run all kinds of load and stress tests and trust Microsoft calculators to properly size your infrastructure - Over-buy compute and storage to adjust for growth or risk Cloud Optimized Approach - Run tests as a baseline estimate - Right size servers as needed - Adjust capacity on demand Best Practices - High Scalability Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2K 3K Time Demand AWS
  22. 22. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary • Combine SCOM with Amazon CloudWatch, or use the AWS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center • Tag instance volumes to make it easy to identify them in your monitoring tools • Create a custom AMI for standardized configuration • Automate your deployments via CloudFormation templates and scripting Best Practices, Tips and Tricks
  23. 23. © 2013 Smartronix, Inc. – Smartronix Proprietary Highly Secure – Full control over security control implementation Agility – Project finished in time it typically takes to procure and configure hardware Scalable – Flexibility to increase storage or capacity as needed Lower Cost – Minimal CapEx, Lower Operational Costs, Lower labor costs Operational Effectiveness – Undifferentiated heavy lifting, lower cost of ownership Responsive Performance – Finely tuned storage and compute Reliable – Removed single points of failure including datacenter fault tolerance
  24. 24. Questions Contacts: Smartronix: www.smartronix.com http://www.cloudassured.com AWS Contact: aws.amazon.com/contact-us

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