SQL Server Database Clones –> AWS Direct Connect –> AWS EC2

In August 2017 we announced the release of our >Hybrid Cloud with AWS and the demonstration in this blog is a follow-up to show how to leverage FlashRecover Snapshots with Microsoft SQL Server to make copies and present to an AWS EC2 virtual machine. Connecting on-premises storage to AWS can be challenging whether coming from your own data center or at a co-location facility provides Cloud Exchange services. We not only help ease the connectivity using our scripts for the Hybrid Cloud with AWS solution but also using the simplicity of Pure Storage create snapshots, new volumes, connect to hosts and expand (or shrink) volumes.

Below is a high-level overview of what is going on between the FlashArray//M20 and the AWS EC2 virtual machine. While reviewing the diagram know that the Hybrid Cloud with AWS solution scripts making the iSCSI, AWS Direct Connect, switches and FlashArray configuration a ton easier. We simplify the “first mile” of connectivity when co-locating equipment and connecting to AWS.


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