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Mastering AWS SQL Migrations:
How to Reduce Costs and Maximize Licensing 

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About this webinar

Embark on a transformative journey to unravel the intricacies of seamless AWS SQL migrations, guided by our experts, Chris Townsend and Tom Staab.

While migrating a database to AWS is a task anyone can undertake, doing it with precision and efficiency necessitates expert guidance. This Lunch and Learn webinar serves as your key to unlocking comprehensive insights into optimizing SQL Server workloads on AWS.

During the webinar, we shared our knowledge and strategies essential for a confident SQL migration experience. Arm yourself with in-depth insights to assess and enhance your current licensing landscape for SQL Server workloads on AWS. As we dive into the session, discover how the EPI-USE W.H.A.L.E. (Windows Migration Assessment) offering extends beyond databases, encompassing the entire application environment, resulting in customers achieving remarkable savings of up to 63% on their AWS bills through this comprehensive program.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Optimizing Costs: Delve into strategies to minimize costs while maximizing uptime during AWS SQL migrations.
  • Service Selection: Learn how to choose the right AWS services and configurations tailored to your Microsoft workloads.
  • Real-world W.H.A.L.E. Assessments: Explore practical examples of head-to-tail assessments that ensure a successful migration.
  • Licensing Flexibility: Uncover the benefits of pay-as-you-go and Bring Your Own License (BYOL) options for enhanced flexibility.
  • Execution Excellence: Gain practical insights into executing a W.H.A.L.E. assessment and preparing for a seamless migration.

Our Speakers


Chris Townsend

AWS Solution Architect | EPI-USE Services for AWS

Chris is an AWS Solution Architect at EPI-USE Services for AWS. He has worked within IT for 12+ years helping small, medium, and enterprise companies design and implements IT and cloud solutions. As a trained Well-Architected Partner and a focus on Windows workloads, Chris has helped clients save thousands while moving into AWS and helping clients embrace innovation at a competitive pace.


Tom Staab

Partner Solution Architect | Amazon Web Services

Tom is a Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He has worked with SQL Server for over 20 years as an architect, developer, administrator, mentor, and speaker specializing in the data engine and Integration Services. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family at Disney World.