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Leveraging AWS Marketplace Storage Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint
AWS Whitepaper

About AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that provides a way for customers around the globe to find, buy, and immediately start using software that runs on AWS. The storage software products available on AWS Marketplace are provided and maintained by industry newcomers with born-in-the-cloud solutions as well as existing industry leaders. They include many mainstream storage products that are already familiar and commonly deployed in enterprises.

AWS Marketplace provides value in several ways: saving money with flexible pricing options, access to easy 1-click deployments of preconfigured and optimized Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), software as a service (SaaS), AWS CloudFormation templates, and ensures that products are scanned periodically for known vulnerabilities, malware, default passwords, and other security-related concerns.

Several solutions from AWS Marketplace can provide appropriately available and scaled storage for SharePoint implementations. You should consider the following when choosing a product:

  • High availability (HA) – Multiple Availability Zone failover and multiple region failover

  • Fault tolerance – Multiple availability zone and multiple region replication

  • Performance – RAID mapping complementary to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) and instances sized for high IO

  • Encryption – Integration with AWS Key Management Service (KMS) or built-in data encryption capability

  • Compression – Proprietary or industry-adopted compression capability

  • Standard connectivity protocols – iSCSI and CIFS

  • Point-in-time data recovery – Proprietary or industry-adopted data recovery capability

  • Active Directory integration – Domain membership with user, group, and computer controls

AWS Marketplace Products for SharePoint integration

The solution proposed in this paper uses the AWS Marketplace SoftNAS Cloud NAS product, however you can use other AWS Marketplace storage products to provide similar functionality.