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Creating SQL Server Database Copies Across AWS Direct Connect into AWS EC2

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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.

Below is a high-level overview of what is going on between the FlashArray//M20 and the AWS EC2 virtual machine. Now there is a lot of configuration steps to setup the connectivity between the equipment in the Equinix facility/Cloud Exchange, AWS Direct Connect and AWS EC2 instances.