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Microsoft Lync Server 2013 on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment

Deployment Guide

Santiago Cardenas and Bill Jacobi — Solutions Architects, Amazon Web Services

June 2015  (last update: May 2016)

This Quick Start reference deployment guide discusses architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 environment on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. It also provides links for viewing and launching AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment.

The guide is for IT infrastructure architects and administrators who are planning to implement or extend their Lync Server 2013 workloads on AWS.

The following links are for your convenience. Before you launch the Quick Start, please review the architecture, configuration, network security, and other considerations discussed in this guide.

  • If you have an AWS account and you're already familiar with Lync Server and AWS, you can launch the Quick Start to deploy Lync Server into your test or production system. The default configuration takes approximately 2 hours and deploys two Lync Server Standard Edition pools across two Availability Zones, as shown in Figure 1. You can customize the template by following the instructions in this guide to optionally deploy Lync Edge Servers as well.



  • If you'd like to take a look under the covers, you can view the template to see the AWS CloudFormation script that automates the deployment. You can customize the template during launch, or download and extend it for other projects.



You are responsible for the costs related to your use of any AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. The cost for using the Quick Start with default settings is approximately $5 an hour. Prices are subject to change. See the pricing pages of the AWS services you will be using for full details.

About Quick Starts

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

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