SQL Server Excellence on AWS

Fresh off the heels of the exciting PASS Data Community Summit 2023, it's evident that the world of SQL Server management has never been more vibrant.  

AWS stood out with a resounding message: it is the paramount destination for SQL Server workloads. Let's take a deep dive into the revelations from the event and explore why AWS has positioned itself at the forefront of SQL Server management. 

The AWS Advantage for SQL Server 

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Unparalleled Experience and Depth:

AWS isn't new to the Microsoft workload arena. For over 15 years, customers have been running Microsoft applications on AWS. This rich history has given AWS an unmatched depth in handling Microsoft applications, including SQL Server, and they showcased this expertise brilliantly at the summit. 

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Performance Metrics That Speak Volumes:

AWS didn't just claim superiority – they backed it up with impressive metrics. SQL Server workloads on AWS boasted 2x higher performance compared to the next largest cloud provider. Such performance enhancements can significantly influence decision-making for businesses looking for efficiency and speed.

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A Global Infrastructure Network:

One of the standout points during the event was AWS's vast global infrastructure. Boasting 77 Availability Zones across 24 regions with 99.99% availability for each Amazon EC2 region, AWS promises a robust and reliable environment for SQL Server workloads.

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Commitment to Security:

In today's cyber threat landscape, security isn't just an add-on; it's a necessity. AWS, with its 230 security, compliance, and governance services, ensures that SQL Server databases are shielded from vulnerabilities, ensuring peace of mind for businesses. 

Smooth Migration Experience:

AWS's tools and services, like the Amazon Database Migration Service, have already facilitated the migration of over 230,000 databases. Their Migration Acceleration Program for Windows, as highlighted in the summit, simplifies the transition process, making the shift to the cloud seamless. 

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Financially Savvy:

The long-term financial benefits of running SQL Server on AWS were hard to ignore. With potential cost reductions of up to 56% over five years, AWS showcased how businesses could achieve substantial ROI while enjoying enhanced performance. 

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Flexible Licensing Options:

AWS's approach to licensing is flexible and accommodating. They offer various options, from using new licenses to integrating existing ones, ensuring businesses have the flexibility they need. 

EPI-USE: Enhancing the AWS Experience 

EPI-USE's services for AWS further amplify the AWS advantage. By specializing in bespoke cloud solutions, custom application development, and rapid cloud migrations for Microsoft workloads, EPI-USE ensures that SQL Server on AWS is efficient and tailored to specific business needs. 

AWS Leads the Charge in SQL Server Management 

The PASS Data Community Summit 2023 was more than just an event; it was a testament to the evolving world of SQL Server management. AWS, with its unmatched infrastructure, commitment to security, and performance metrics, made a compelling case for being the ideal place for SQL Server workloads. 

As businesses contemplate their next move in the world of data management, AWS's offerings, coupled with the enhanced services provided by EPI-USE, position them as the go-to choice for SQL Server solutions. The future of SQL Server management is here, and it's shining brightly on AWS. 


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