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James Nagurney
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Kurt Hildebrand
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Lane Shelton
Vice President of Software Business Development
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Time to Move On: Windows 2003 EOS

Why Not Make it an Educated Move?

by Lane Shelton | 01.23.15

By now everyone should know that Windows Server 2003 is reaching the end of support later this year. Just like the end of Windows XP, the 2003 end of support is a seismic event for Microsoft and their customers. But just how big of an event, well, that remains to be seen. In fact, when we first began talking to our customers about it, we took a very traditional approach: Identify 2003 servers, measure them and figure out how to migrate them to a new OS—whether it was 2008 R2, 2012, or even 2012 R2. Next…find them, remediate them, and replace them, done.

Tags:Data CenterMicrosoftMicrosoft Ended SupportMigrationNext-generation serverServersWindows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Don't Let Budget Worries Slow Down Storage Plans

Prepare for Disaster Recovery Today

by Kurt Hildebrand | 01.21.15

As companies strive to implement storage modernization frameworks, they concurrently face the challenges of mapping increases in storage capacity with disaster recovery (DR) capabilities and deploying a storage modernization framework within ever-tightening IT budgets. But within the context a storage modernization framework, how do you budget for DR while balancing changes in your storage environment? Read on for our tips on keeping costs down while updating your infrastructure.

Tags:BudgetCloud SolutionsData CenterDisaster RecoveryDisk storageFlash Stroage ArraysHybrid-FlashITKnowledge TransferPartnershipSoftwareStorage CapacityStorage Modernization

Take Business Continuity to the Cloud

Remote Backups Can Mean Faster Disaster Recovery Times

by Kurt Hildebrand | 01.06.15

Modern IT departments are under constant pressure to implement new technologies that enable the business while simultaneously keeping critical data, applications and processes secure and the network running 24 x 7.

It’s no wonder, then, that planning for business continuity and disaster recovery often takes a back seat to the day-to-day challenges of managing IT for an enterprise. But failure to prepare adequately for technological or natural disasters that disrupt the business could lead to financial disaster.

Tags:ApplicationsCloudCostDataData CenterInfrastructureIT StaffingServersSoftwareStrategyVirtualization

The Business Case for Storage Optimization

Make Your Data Center a Strategic Asset

by Kurt Hildebrand | 12.31.14

The explosion of data triggered by the mobile and social media revolutions have created extraordinary opportunities for enterprises to collect and analyze digital information. Naturally, enterprises also need ways to store that growing amount of valuable data. Between the requirements of the business for scalable data storage and the perpetual constraints of IT budgets, storage management—or storage optimization—is more than a best practice; it’s an imperative.

Tags:AssessmentComplianceDataData CenterEnterprise AgreementFlash DriveHybrid DrivesMobile Device ManagementMobilityStorage

Data Center Virtualization and Cloud Computing

What to Look for in a Data Center Partner

Make the Most of Cloud and Virtualization Innovations

by Kevin O'Connor | 12.30.14

Every organization is searching for ways to reduce the costs and complexity of running a data center. Nearly all IT operations look first to the technology they want to use to address that challenge. Few organizations look first to leverage a partner for that journey. The demands on IT seem to be increasing every day—everyone wants everything on demand, without having to wait for it and in accordance with the governance, risk, and compliance requirements that their organization must adhere to. To address those challenges and to offload some or all of that work, organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud and hyper-virtualized IT infrastructures. VMware has been leading the way in delivering innovative products to solve these challenges—and at PC Connection, our team is working closely with VMware and our clients to realize these outcomes. Read on to learn more about how you can benefit from making the first step of your journey in partnership with PC Connection.

Tags:CloudComplianceData CenterHybrid CloudInfrastructureITPartnershipPC ConnectionTechnologyVMware

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