Feeds

AWS bids for cloudy SharePoint

Own experiences translated into how-to guide

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

Amazon Web Services wants your SharePoint rig in its cloud and has released a white paper telling you how to do it, fast, with Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008.

The rationale for the move involves the usual cloud spiel of opex not capex, fast implementation time thanks to the removal of mucky jobs like installing hardware, and of course elasticity.

But the IaaS giant also points out that Microsoft makes the move easy thanks to the Licence Mobility program which allows licence holders to transfer licences into clouds operated by authorised partners.

Which is not to say the move to the Amazon cloud will be easy. The Microsoft SharePoint on AWS Reference Architecture White Paper says that a cloudy implementation of SharePoint for an intranet will require:

  • Amazon VPC, with VPN connection to the corporate data center
  • Private subnets only, connected to the corporate network via VPN
  • At least two Availability Zones used to survive the low probability of an Availability Zone failure
  • Elastic load balancers across web front­‐end servers
  • SQL Server in mirrored configuration across Availability Zones
  • Database (Amazon EBS volume) snapshots

A public-facing implementation will also need a threat management gateway, a bastion host, multiple web servers, a hefty SQL Server rig and Active Directory Domain controllers.

If you're still up for that much cloud, the paper points out that it is based on Amazon's' own pain experiences setting up SharePoint for internal use. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
Seagate's triple-headed Cerberus could SAVE the DISK WORLD
... and possibly bring us even more HAMR time. Yay!
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.