Published on March 5, 2014
A Step by Step Plan to Update and Migrate Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to the Cloud for .NET Applications
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Background: A Common Scenario Windows Server 2003 will reach its end-of-life by July 2015 and customer wants to migrate/upgrade .NET applications to AWS: – Migration Drivers (AWS) Cost savings Just-in-time infrastructure Efficient resource utilization – Upgrade Drivers (Microsoft) Reduced attack service Simplified management & scalability Performance gains including overall footprint, memory management, etc. New and updated features cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
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Assess: Requirements Gathering & Analysis Identify and Define: – – – – – – – Goals & critical success factors for migration Hardware & software requirements IIS application types and requirements Security and monitoring objectives Maintenance practices Fault-tolerance, high availability & SLAs Disaster recovery & business continuity planning cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Plan: Evaluate & Choose Migration Strategy Key Decision Points: – AWS Account Structure & Billing – Connectivity and Topology Isolated vs. Integrated – Migration Approach Forklift, Greenfield, Cloud-Native, or Hybrid – Component Decoupling Degree of accepted modification/refactoring to application architecture – Application Coexistence and Cutover cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Design: Architecture & Deployment Roadmap Summary architecture deliverable including: – High availability – Disaster recovery – Technology gaps and third-party integrations Create deployment roadmap: – Identify project phases and milestones – Identify risks and mitigation steps Document current infrastructure and design decisions – “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential 15
Deploy: Core Infrastructure Build Establish VPC network topology & appropriate site connectivity Launch base infrastructure resources (Active Directory, antivirus, monitoring, patching, backup, operations management) Configure Microsoft resources to support application infrastructure Integrate AWS & third-party services to support application infrastructure cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Deploy: Core Infrastructure Build (HA/DR) AWS Route 53 Ireland Eu-west-1 N. California Us-west-1 N. Virginia Us-east-1 Application Resources VPC Singapore Ap-southeast-1 Application Resources Application Resources VPC VPC Application Resources VPC cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Migrate: Application Environment LEGEND Internet Traffic VPN Traffic Internet AWS Customer’s Route 53 DNS Provider Source Network Elastic Load Balancers Proxy Tier Web Tier Web Tier Elastic Load Balancers Application Tier Application Tier Database Tier Database Tier Customer Datacenter cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Migrate: Upgrade Considerations IIS 7 was a complete rewrite/redesign – Modular architecture with hierarchical configuration system – Integrated pipeline replaces ISAPI pipeline IIS 8 Key Enhancements – Dynamic IP restrictions, SSL host header support, central certificate store, CPU throttling, application initialization module, WebSocket support, et. IIS 8 Classic Mode – Full support for ISAPI pipeline; acceptable short-term solution Migration Services & Tools: – IIS Migration Tool, AppZero cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Manage: Total Operating Environment AWS Ecosystem Underlying virtual network environment Core infrastructure and infrastructure supporting services Guest Operating System environment Active Directory and Microsoft Stacks Workloads Custom .NET applications cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Management, Operations, & Development Tools vNOC Management Suite AWS Console AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell AWS Toolkit for Microsoft Visual Studio AWS SDK for .NET cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Demo: vNOC Management Suite cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
Benefits to Utilizing AWS + Cloudnexa Zero upfront infrastructure investment Optimized resource utilization Reduced time-to-market Usage-based costing Knowledge capital Fastest Path to Cloud cloudnexa.com 2013 Proprietary & Confidential
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