Microsoft Server from the Cloud

Operation of on-premises Windows servers, Microsoft SQL, Exchange and SharePoint environments cost a lot of money and binds Top IT professionals that are needed elsewhere. We simplify your Microsoft environments by optimizing your server farms, complete with automated and orchestrated on AWS, removing much of the operational hurdle from your team.

With our Microsoft Server Cloud Services, we analyze your Active Directory, SQL Server, Windows, Exchange and SharePoint environments. We selectively migrate the most meaningful workloads to a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) by AWS. For this purpose, we rely on automated templates that we adapt to your requirements.

In order to assure that your workload is as (or more) secure on AWS than on-premises we enable from the early stages up to operations the security, governance and compliance best practices on every layer. From AWS accounts and IAM permissions, Cloudtrail logging, networking design and routing on VPCs up to high-availability with multi availability zones deployments and infrastructure automation with Cloudformation we enable your workload not only to run on AWS but run as a well-architected, cost effective and best practices compliant environment. On the Microsoft layer, we analyze your environment sizing, licensing agreements and operational requirements to provide a lean and efficient platform.

For your developed .Net applications we also support your .Net applications modernization by optimizing them on AWS. From streaming your current stable .Net apps without refactoring it with Amazon AppStream, rehosting them on Elastic Beanstalk up to refactoring them to run as serverless Lambda functions or containers our skilled DevOps team can support your cloud journey as well your requirements.

Our certified team of Architects, SysOps Administrators and DevOps Engineers can support you in the entire cloud journey, from compliance and governance definitions up to infrastructure as code automation and self-healing platforms. We have proven experience on Microsoft Workloads migration planning, implementation of new environments and features as well operations and users support.

This complete Managed Microsoft Server cloud service consists of different part-services that you can make use of individually:

  • Expansion Consulting and realization of SharePoint and Exchange environments: Identification of resource and performance requirements and recommendation to migrate workloads and the migration path and performing migrations.
  • 'Infrastructure as a Code' Automation: Analysis, description and automating your Microsoft Server workloads as Code.
  • Co-Location for own Hardware in physical proximity of Public Cloud: Migrations of Active Directory domain controllers, Windows file servers, Exchange and SharePoint servers in the cloud close to Europe's largest data center. This allows for LAN-like speeds when accessing resources from / to cloud.

Microsoft Server from the cloud can be used for example for:

  • Operation of .NET applications in safe, efficient and, globally distributed when needed Demilitarized Zones (DMZs) to take advantage of Top Internet performance, and Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), Content Distribution Network (CDN) CloudFront and Route53 DNS Services.
  • Test / Demo environments or Forks of the productive environment for developing, debugging or testing of new functionality can use cheap and easily available cloud resources, instead of taking up valuable computing power and disk space to occupy on your virtual server environments.
  • Cheaper and efficient hybrid high-availability solutions (HA) for Microsoft Server environments, in order to save costs, reduce complexity and improve performance.
  • For all the situations in which you would like to have a specific function in the corporate network, but not the server, the operation and support.

We provide the following Microsoft servers from the cloud:

  • Active Directory
  • Windows Fileserver/DFS
  • SQL-Server and Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business/Lync [in planning]
  • Microsoft Dynamics [in planning]