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Patrick Renzi - Partner Development Specialist

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Patrick is a Partner Development Specialist for Volume Licensing/Online Services at PC Connection. He specializes in Microsoft Cloud, Client, and Server software. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, mogul skiing, spending time with his dog, and camping and hiking. 

Areas of expertise:Cloud ComputingSoftware

Articles by Patrick Renzi

Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?

Here are four reasons the answer is “Yes.”

by Patrick Renzi | 07.23.15

There are some significant advantages if you choose to upgrade to Windows 10 sooner rather than later. Chances are good that if you’re utilizing Windows now, you’re going to need to upgrade to the new version eventually, but waiting is not in your best interest for a number of reasons.

Tags:MicrosoftTrainingWindows 10Windows 7

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Become Cloud-Ready Post Windows Server 2003

Top Server Strategies to Ease Cloud Migration

by Patrick Renzi | 07.07.15

As cloud adoption continues to accelerate, it appears that every company is moving at least some of its business-critical workloads from on-premises servers up into the ether. Use of public (or hybrid public-private) cloud infrastructure offers myriad benefits, but not every business is ready to take what for many seems like a leap of faith. For some, regulatory or governance considerations are keeping servers and storage on site; for others there’s a lack of clarity about the advantages that cloud migration really offers.

Tags:CloudHyper-virtualizedVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Perfect Timing

Use Windows Server 2003 Migration to Transform the Data Center

by Patrick Renzi | 06.12.15

Most enterprise IT professionals understand the importance of a modernized data center. Unfortunately, trying to convince the C-suite to invest in a new infrastructure can be an exercise in futility.

Tags:CloudComplianceITTechnologyVirtualizationVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Caution! Windows Server 2003 EOS

Windows Server 2003 EOS

The Consequences of Doing Nothing

by Patrick Renzi | 05.07.15

For months now, it seems IT professionals have been barraged with horror stories and scare tactics (from both Partners and Microsoft) about what will happen after Microsoft cuts support for Windows Server 2003 (as of July 14, 2015). If you look at the common talk track of a sales cycle, it is certainly understandable they be skeptical. After all, IT pros are told nearly every day that disaster awaits if they don’t buy this product or that service.

Tags:End Of SupportMicrosoftMigrationOS MigrationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Do you remember the comment in our last blog, Deep Dive: What You Need to Know About Licensing for Windows Server 2012, advising IT leaders to be sure that they can stand by the choices they make to deploy Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter on various systems across their environments? Thinking with the future in mind is the only way to avoid making costly licensing mistakes that initially may seem like good decisions.

Tags:LicensingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

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