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AWS re:INVENT
How to Bring Microsoft Apps to AWS...
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What to Expect from the Session
• Understanding ...
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What Isn’t Covered Here
• Service provider licen...
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Microsoft Server Software
Licenses
• For on-prem...
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Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS
Microsoft
Lic...
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Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS
Microsoft
Lic...
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Advantages:
• “Pay-as-you-go” with on-demand,
Re...
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Windows Server
• 2003, 2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016
• ...
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Maximize Benefits of New X1e Instances
Model vCP...
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Optimize SQL Server with X1e Instances
Model vCP...
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Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS
Microsoft
Lic...
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Advantages
• Leverage AWS Cloud and existing inv...
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Default Tenancy Instances
EC2 Instances: Default...
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Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS
Microsoft
Lic...
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License Mobility
• License Mobility is a benefit...
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Bringing Licenses to Default Tenancy Instances
A...
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• Per-core licensing applies per
vCPU and not by...
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Coming Soon: Optimize CPUs
• Optimize CPU provid...
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Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS
Microsoft
Lic...
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Dedicated Instances
Customer A
When to Use Dedic...
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Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS
Microsoft
Lic...
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Dedicated Host
When to Use Dedicated Hosts
Pay p...
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Instance
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Physical
Cores large xlarg...
Bring Your Licenses to Dedicated Hosts
Allocate
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Hosts4Activate AWS
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Default Tenancy Instances
EC2 Instances: Default...
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Infor Case Study
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A Microsoft Windows Application
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DevOps and Microsoft Windows Application
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Two Licensing Paths…
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Comparing Dedicated Hosts to Default EC2 Instances
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only your workloads (one AWS...
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C o m p arin g D e dicat e d Ho sts to D e fau l...
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C o m p arin g D e dicat e d Ho sts to D e fau l...
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R4 Host with 4xlarge instances
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The Advantage of a Single Host
Enterprise licens...
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Single Host Advantage—Continued
Enterprise licen...
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What about HA for Databases?
Multi-AZ AlwaysOn Availability Group
Availability Zone 1
Private Subnet
EC2
Primary
Replica
Availability Zone 2
Private Su...
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Multi-AZ Failover Cluster Instance
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SQL Server Architecture Impacts Licensing
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The Cluster
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• You can choose to all...
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The Two Host Advantage (Passive 2nd)
Windows
SQL...
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Two Host Advantage—Continued
• The fractional ad...
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Multi-Region Always-On Availability Group
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How to Bring Microsoft Apps to AWS to Unlock your Budget - WIN304 - re:Invent 2017

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More and more, companies recognize the untold riches they can save by moving their existing software licenses to AWS. This session covers how to bring your Microsoft licenses to AWS, and then demonstrates using PowerShell to import your Windows Server image from VMware or Hyper-V, configure Windows KMS with your license key, and launch an EC2 Dedicated Host. We discuss ways you can use Amazon EC2 Systems Manager to manage license compliance.

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  1. 1. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. AWS re:INVENT How to Bring Microsoft Apps to AWS to Unlock Your Budget J i l l S t o d d a r t , L a n c e S p r a t t – A W S R i c h a r d S h a r p – I n f o r N o v e m b e r 3 0 , 2 0 1 7 WIN304
  2. 2. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. What to Expect from the Session • Understanding Microsoft on Amazon Web Services (AWS) licensing options • Using AWS licenses • License Mobility • Bringing licenses to AWS • Infor case study • License optimization strategies
  3. 3. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. What Isn’t Covered Here • Service provider license agreement • Microsoft Office • Amazon WorkSpaces • Please email: microsoft@amazon.com
  4. 4. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Microsoft Server Software Licenses • For on-premises environments • Need identifiable server hardware • Need access to an identifiable number of sockets and physical cores • License can be assigned to a physical server Microsoft Licensing in Public Cloud • Public cloud infrastructure is generally multitenant • Individual servers host multiple customers • Customers utilize Windows instances licensed by the public cloud provider Microsoft Licensing Basics
  5. 5. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS Microsoft Licenses on AWS License- Included Instances Bring Licenses to AWS Default Tenancy Dedicated Tenancy Dedicated Instance Dedicated Host
  6. 6. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS Microsoft Licenses on AWS License- Included Instances Bring Licenses to AWS Default Tenancy Dedicated Tenancy Dedicated Instance Dedicated Host
  7. 7. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Advantages: • “Pay-as-you-go” with on-demand, Reserved Instances, and Spot Instances • AWS manages the Windows image • Current and legacy versions of Microsoft software available • No software upgrade fees; same price • Reduce or eliminate Microsoft EA • No audits or true-ups Buy License-Included Instances From AWS
  8. 8. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Windows Server • 2003, 2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016 • Includes two administrative Remote Desktop Services (RDS) connections Note: you can bring additional RDS licenses thru License Mobility License-Included Options SQL Server for Windows • 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 • Enterprise, Standard, Web Editions • No CALs needed • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or Amazon RDS
  9. 9. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Maximize Benefits of New X1e Instances Model vCPUs Memory (GiB) x1e.xlarge 4 122 x1e.2xlarge 8 244 x1e.4xlarge 16 488 x1e.8xlarge 32 976 x1e.16xlarge 64 1,952 x1e.32xlarge 128 3,904 Optimize SQL Server workloads • X1e offers highest memory per vCPU among Amazon EC2 instance types • Allocate maximum memory and reduce SQL Server licensing costs
  10. 10. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Optimize SQL Server with X1e Instances Model vCPU Memory (GiB) SQL Standard Price/hr.* Savings over r4.4xlarge r4.4xlarge 16 122 $3.720 x1e.xlarge 4 122 $1.498 60% Maximize memory usage for SQL Server Standard Model vCPU Memory (GiB) SQL ENT Price/hr.* Savings over r4.8xlarge r4.8xlarge 32 244 $15.630 x1e.2xlarge 8 244 $5.036 68% Higher memory capacity ideal for SQL Server Enterprise Edition * OD prices in US East (N. Virginia)
  11. 11. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS Microsoft Licenses on AWS License- Included Instances Bring Licenses to AWS Default Tenancy Dedicated Tenancy Dedicated Instance Dedicated Host
  12. 12. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Advantages • Leverage AWS Cloud and existing investments in on-premises software • Extend the lifecycle of prior software versions • Import your existing Windows images to the AWS Cloud Bringing Licenses to AWS (BYOL)
  13. 13. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Default Tenancy Instances EC2 Instances: Default and Dedicated Tenancy Dedicated Instances Dedicated Hosts Customer A Customer B Customer C Customer D Customer E Customer E Multi-tenant servers host instances for multiple customers AWS determines which host instances run on You pay per-instance Single-tenant servers host instances dedicated to one AWS account AWS determines which host instances run on You pay per-instance + hourly fee per region Single-tenant servers host instances dedicated to one AWS account Launch instances to same physical server through targeted placement You pay per-host, per-hour Customer A Customer A
  14. 14. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS Microsoft Licenses on AWS License- Included Instances Bring Licenses to AWS Default Tenancy Dedicated Tenancy Dedicated Instance Dedicated Host
  15. 15. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. License Mobility • License Mobility is a benefit of Microsoft Software Assurance • You import your application software • Requires verification process with Microsoft • Allows use on default tenant Amazon EC2 • Per-core licensing (except SPLA) • Per-user licensing (CAL/SAL) • Remember! • OS licenses not eligible (Windows Server/Desktop) • Desktop applications not eligible (Office, Visual Studio) © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Bringing Licenses to Default Tenancy Instances Amazon EC2 Windows Server AMI Microsoft Application with License Mobility Windows Server, Windows Desktop and Microsoft Office licenses cannot be brought to default instances With License Mobility, you can bring your own Microsoft application software to a license-included EC2 instance Includes SQL Server, Remote Desktop Services, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics, Systems Center Linux AMI SQL Server 2017 with License Mobility
  17. 17. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. • Per-core licensing applies per vCPU and not by physical core • SQL Server has a minimum of four cores licensed per instance • SQL Server passive failover benefits within the public cloud SQL Server License Mobility Instance Type Virtual Representation of Hardware Threads r4.8xlarge 32 r4.4xlarge 16 r4.2xlarge 8 r4.xlarge 4 r4.large 4 https://aws.amazon.com/windows/resources/licensemobility/sql
  18. 18. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Coming Soon: Optimize CPUs • Optimize CPU provides greater control of EC2 instances • Specify max number of vCPUs per EC2 instance • Disable Intel Hyper-Threading Technology • Reduce SQL Server licensing costs when you bring your own license • Optimize instance for memory and use fewer SQL license cores • Cores and threads can be re-enabled after stop instance; instance pricing does not change Instance Type Min vCPUs Max vCPUs Available Memory (GiB) x1e.32xlarge 4 128 3904 x1e.16xlarge 2 64 1952 x1e.8xlarge 2 32 976 x1e.4xlarge 2 16 488 x1e.2xlarge 2 8 244 x1e.xlarge 1 4 122
  19. 19. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS Microsoft Licenses on AWS License- Included Instances Bring Licenses to AWS Default Tenancy Dedicated Tenancy Dedicated Instance Dedicated Host
  20. 20. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Dedicated Instances Customer A When to Use Dedicated Instances BYOL Windows Server not eligible (except MSDN licenses) BYOL SQL Server Virtual OSEs without Software Assurance User-based BYOL options including Windows Desktop OS and Microsoft Office MSDN deployment—even Windows Server (bring your own AMI) Amazon EC2 Windows Server AMI Microsoft Application (customer-provided)
  21. 21. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Microsoft Licensing Options on AWS Microsoft Licenses on AWS License- Included Instances Bring Licenses to AWS Default Tenancy Dedicated Tenancy Dedicated Instance Dedicated Host
  22. 22. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Dedicated Host When to Use Dedicated Hosts Pay per host—no OS included Bring any Microsoft application— regardless of SA or License Mobility Bring your own Windows Server license Maximize licensing benefits of Windows Datacenter and SQL Server Enterprise Edition Option to license by physical core Customer-provided Windows Server AMI Customer A
  23. 23. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Instance Type Sockets Physical Cores large xlarge 2xlarge 4xlarge 8xlarge 10xlarge 16xlarge 32xlarge c4 2 20 16 8 4 2 1 - - - m4 2 24 22 11 5 2 - 1 - - r4 2 36 32 16 8 4 2 - 1 - i3 2 36 32 16 8 4 2 - 1 - x1e 4 72 - 32 16 8 4 - 2 1 Dedicated Host Attributes Instance Capacity Per Host by Instance Size Dedicated Hosts Configuration Options • Windows Datacenter and SQL Enterprise = maximum virtualization • Windows Standard—two instances per physically licensed host • SQL Standard—one instance per physically licensed host https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/dedicated-hosts/pricing/
  24. 24. Bring Your Licenses to Dedicated Hosts Allocate Dedicated Hosts3 Launch onto Dedicated Hosts4Activate AWS Config 21 © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Import VM images with VM Import/Export Video Demo
  25. 25. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Default Tenancy Instances EC2 Instances: Default and Dedicated Tenancy Dedicated Instances Dedicated Hosts Customer A Customer B Customer C Customer D Customer E Customer E Licensing options: § License-included Windows Server and SQL Server § License-included Windows Server with your License Mobility-entitled applications Licensing options: • License-included Windows Server and SQL Server • License-included Windows Server with your Microsoft applications—with or without Software Assurance • MSDN (including Windows Server) • BYOL—Windows client OS and Office Licensing options: • BYOL Windows Server—with or without Software Assurance • Maximize virtualization rights for Windows Server Datacenter and SQL Server Enterprise Edition Customer A Customer A
  26. 26. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Infor Case Study
  27. 27. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. A Microsoft Windows Application
  29. 29. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. DevOps and Microsoft Windows Application • Using AWS Services wherever possible • Scalable, code-able, robust • Amazon Route 53, S3, ASG, AMI, EBS, Snapshots, ELB, etc. • Servers come up through code and know basically how to behave • Behavior can be updated • Throw them away when not needed or if they “break” • Contain in VPC • Sprinkle across AZs Which parts are good for dedicated hosts?
  30. 30. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Two Licensing Paths… If you already own… • If you are transferring in a workload and own the licenses, you have a rapid start • SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Datacenter seems to be the combination that works • Enablers for paying physical cores at the host level If buying new… • First year you are buying licenses (if you don’t have them) • Subsequent years you are paying support/maintenance only; less money
  31. 31. Comparing Dedicated Hosts to Default EC2 Instances • Single-tenant servers host instances for only your workloads (one AWS account) • You pay per-host • Continually reuse the same physical server through targeted placement, or let EC2 place your instances automatically • Visibility into physical cores and sockets • Multi-tenant servers host instances for multiple customers’ workloads • AWS determines which host instances run on • You pay per-instance © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Default Tenancy Instances Customer A Customer B Customer C Customer D Customer E Customer E Dedicated Hosts Customer A
  32. 32. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. C o m p arin g D e dicat e d Ho sts to D e fau l t E C 2 I n stan ce s
  33. 33. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. C o m p arin g D e dicat e d Ho sts to D e fau l t E C 2 I n stan ce s
  34. 34. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. R4 Host with 4xlarge instances • 36 Physical Cores • Holds four 4xlarge instances • You pay Linux cost for one host • You license 36 cores for Windows • You license 36 cores for SQL Server You are paying for 36 cores for the entire host (Fractionally, you are paying for nine cores per instance) R4.4xlarge instances • 16 CPU each • The cost for Windows and SQL Server is built into your run rate • Four of these equate to 64 core You are paying for 64 cores if you have four of these (You are paying for 16 CPUs for one instance) D e f a u l t I n s t a n c e sD e d i c a t e d H o s t Comparing Dedicated Hosts to Default EC2 Instances There would appear to be a 36/64 (9/16) fractional advantage?
  35. 35. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. The Advantage of a Single Host Enterprise licensing normally consists of purchasing the licenses followed by the lower maintenance and support costs of subsequent years So, if you own the licenses already: • Compare your maintenance support costs of 36 cores as compared to the AWS run rate of 64 cores: • 36 cores of SQL Server support, 36 cores of Windows support • Linux cost of host -or- • Run rate of four R4.4xlarge instances created with the Windows Server on AWS, SQL Server AMI • Use RIs in your calculation if you use them • There are host reservations that play the same role • Filling the host for cost efficiency suddenly becomes the driver to your planning
  36. 36. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Single Host Advantage—Continued Enterprise licensing normally consists of purchasing the licenses followed by the lower maintenance and support costs of subsequent years If you do not own the licenses already: • Compare your purchase costs of 36 cores as compared to the AWS rate of 64 cores for the first year, and use the maintenance support costs for subsequent years • 36 cores of SQL Server, 36 cores of Windows Server • Linux cost of host -or- • Run rate of four R4.4xlarge instances created with Windows Server on AWS, SQL Server AMI • Your purchase will likely offset the savings you had discovered before • Calculate two years throwing in the lower support cost on the second year
  37. 37. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. What about HA for Databases?
  38. 38. Multi-AZ AlwaysOn Availability Group Availability Zone 1 Private Subnet EC2 Primary Replica Availability Zone 2 Private Subnet EC2 Secondary Replica AWS Region Synchronous Commit Automatic Failover Multi-AZ Always-On Availability Group
  39. 39. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Multi-AZ Failover Cluster Instance
  40. 40. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. SQL Server Architecture Impacts Licensing • Network latency between AWS Availability Zones is so low that you can synchronous commit (therefore automatic failover) for most applications • Does HA=DR? • Data corruption protection/correction • AWS also provides multi-region DR (RTO = a few hours) • Deploy new farm from AWS CloudFormation • Restore data from snapshots in Amazon S3
  41. 41. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. The Cluster • SQL Server • You can choose to allow read-only connections on the second node • You can also choose to not allow them • If the node is truly passive, then you don’t pay for the second node • This means no workloads like backups, reports, ETL, etc. • Requires SQL Server with Software Assurance • Windows • You pay for all nodes
  42. 42. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. The Two Host Advantage (Passive 2nd) Windows SQL Node1 Windows SQL Node2 Pay Pay Pay Passive! Always-On
  43. 43. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Two Host Advantage—Continued • The fractional advantage just tipped significantly in your favor • To do this, all instances on your host need to be active, or all need to be passive • What about failovers? • You have 90 days to move them back to their normal home
  44. 44. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Multi-Region Always-On Availability Group
  45. 45. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Set-up and Operations • Set-up: • You create your own AMI • We used VMware workstation to create and export the image • VM Import to get it into the cloud • Image maintenance: • You are responsible for keeping this image up to date • Windows patches • PV drivers, EC2, Amazon Config, etc. • EC2 Systems Manager can automate this
  46. 46. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Best Practices • Host Reservations: • Host Reservations, like Reserved Instances, need to be planned and managed to maintain TCO targets • The Host Reservation is on a _particular_ host • Moving Host Reservations requires emails • Maintenance events: • Need to manage/track when host is “active” to trigger failbacks during maintenance windows • Maintenance events notifications are per instance
  47. 47. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. The Savings • Already own licenses? • Single node – 70% savings • With Passive Node benefits – 80% savings • Purchasing new licenses? • Over 2 years – 20% savings • 3 years – 37% savings, and keeps growing
  48. 48. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Reprise • There are particular workloads suited to this • Significant $$ to be saved! • Takes some work and planning, but is worth it
  49. 49. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Reducing Overall Licensing Costs
  50. 50. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Microsoft Workloads Optimization POC for AWS • Optimization POC offered through select partners • Discover current software assets • Assess asset performance • Identify how to maximize assets on AWS • Design for the future—Linux, open source • Identify savings for Microsoft EA renewals
  51. 51. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) AWS Database Migration Service Amazon DynamoDB Amazon Aurora https://aws.amazon.com/dms/free-dms/ Free for six months for migrations to Amazon Aurora, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Redshift! Amazon Redshift Amazon S3
  52. 52. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Credits for new Windows-based workloads AWS re:Think for Windows Faster time to results Highly flexible Easy to use
  53. 53. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Optimize Your Licensing Spend • Combine licensing models across your architecture • Use BYOL for core (slowly varying) infrastructure • Use license-included for variable infrastructure • Design for the future • Reduce dependency on Windows Server and SQL Server • Consider migration strategies before going into EA renewal • Programs to help • AWS Competency Partners: Software Optimization Service • Free migrations for six months when using AWS Database Migration Service • Free credits when you migrate new Windows workloads to AWS
  54. 54. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. More Help! • For more information on using Microsoft software on AWS, visit our FAQ:https://aws.amazon.com/windows/faq/ • To view the steps to sign up for License Mobility, visit the link: https://aws.amazon.com/windows/resources/licensemobility/ • For any questions on Microsoft licensing on AWS, write to Microsoft@Amazon.com
  55. 55. © 2017, Amazon Web Services, Inc. or its Affiliates. All rights reserved. Thank you!

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