Windows Server 2019 Comes to AWS

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) last week announced the first Windows Server 2019 machine images (AMIs) for Windows Server 2019.

The latest edition of Microsoft's flagship back-end server OS debuted last October, shortly after which users started asking about corresponding AMIs with queries such as: "I am wondering if there is an ETA for a Windows Server 2019 AMI by Amazon?"

There was no definitive answer to those questions until a Jan. 7 post announcing the arrival.

"Windows Server 2019 comes loaded with a variety of new features including smaller and more efficient Windows containers, support for Linux containers for application modernization and App Compatibility Feature on Demand," the post said.

The AMIs run on the platform's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service and available EC2 instances include:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2019 with Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2019 with Containers
  • Windows Server 2019 with Select Language Packs
  • Windows Server 2019 with SQL Server 2017

The new AMIs are available in all public AWS regions and the GovCloud, under standard Windows pricing. More information is available in a Windows Server 2019 AMI FAQ and User Guide for Windows Instances.

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David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.


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