Automated SharePoint 2013 Deployment Across AWS and Azure

Amazon Web Services (AWS) CTO Werner Vogels offers this great piece of cloud advice: “Treat everything as a programmable resource, including data centers, networks, compute, storage and load balancers.”

In other words, automate every aspect of your (cloud-based) infrastructure.

Given AIS’ years of experience with SharePoint, we are always looking for ways to make the underlying infrastructure more cost effective, scalable and robust. Fortunately, the benefits of automation apply equally to a SharePoint 2013 farm hosted in the cloud — whether it’s the ability to dynamically provision a SharePoint 2013 farm on the fly, or the ability to scale up and down based on load, or the ability to make the SharePoint 2013 farm more fault-resilient.

We’ve written about two automated deployment approaches to SharePoint 2013; one for Amazon Web Services and one for Azure. In case you missed them…

Our AWS-based SharePoint 2013 script and source code can be found here.

Our Windows Azure-based SharePoint 2013 script and source code can be found here.

About Terence Wiles

Terence Wiles is a Content Manager with more than 10 years of extensive writing and editing experience. He is now utilizing strategic brand management skills and marketing expertise to contribute to the success of AIS' marketing efforts by developing compelling content. Having worked in a wide array of creative roles, as well as the in the health and information technology sectors, he is extremely adept at integrating communication, marketing and public relations efforts to maximize brand awareness, recognition, constituent buy-in, sales and community mobilization.