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Amazon Web Services (AWS) naturally likes its customers to run Windows workloads on the platform. To highlight its benefits, Vice President Sandy Carter shared the results of an IDC study on LinkedIn.

According to that study, organizations running Windows workloads such as Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server can reduce their costs by up to 56 percent in five years, writes Silicon Angle.

According to Carter, companies can save up to $157,300 (about €140,000) per hundred users over a five-year period when running their Windows workloads on AWS. For some organisations, these savings can amount to millions.

According to Carter himself, this also makes development teams more productive, because AWS takes care of all the management of the infrastructure. In addition, security must be increased and there are fewer risks, because the infrastructure is robust and is less affected by disruptions than on premise systems.

Use cases

By sharing IDC’s findings, Amazon hopes to bring more on premise workloads to its cloud.

With that in mind, Carter also shared several examples of customers. For example, ZocDoc, active in the healthcare sector, tripled the productivity of its engineering team by moving the infrastructure to AWS. Before that time, the company’s application was hosted on an on premise .NET on Windows platform.

By moving the infrastructure to AWS, productivity increased significantly, and the team was able to redesign the applications and add new features.


The point is that moving your Windows workloads to the cloud helps you to lower your TCO, allowing your business to be more innovative and achieve greater business success, says Carter.

Microsoft itself also has a cloud option, Azure. The company itself is the number two provider of cloud services, behind AWS. AWS did not share how much can be saved by bringing the Windows workloads to the Microsoft cloud itself.

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