Kurt Hildebrand - Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage
Kurt Hildebrand
Director of Practices and Initiatives for Enterprise Storage
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Lane Shelton
Vice President of Software Business Development
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The Save-Big Strategy: Cisco UCS and Microsoft Server 2012

The Many Ways Migrating to Windows Server 2012 Reduces Costs

by Justin Zuill | 02.18.15

Moving from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 not only ensures your data center is running on a supported platform, it can save you money in a number of ways—and that’s always a good thing. 

Tags:CiscoCisco UCSCloud Serversconsolidate serversData CenterITMicrosoftSecuritySoftwaretoolWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Are You Ready for the Windows Server 2012 Migration?

6 Server 2012 Facts to Help Get You to the Other Side

by Stacy Cote | 02.03.15

With Windows Server 2003 going end of support, it’s important for you to know where to go from a licensing and product stand point. Windows Server 2012 was designed with the advent of cloud strategy in mind. Servers need to run multiple applications at once, which is why some of the editions that were available have been eliminated from the line in favor of smarter solutions that cover more ground especially for heavily virtualized environments. Below are some basic things to note, that are essential to answer some questions you may have through your migration. 

Tags:CiscoCloudCoresData CenterDatacenterDellEnd Of SupportHPHPCHyper-virtualizedIntelLenovoLicensingProcessorRulesSoftwareSolutionsSQL ServerStandardTechnologyVirtualizationVirtualizedWeb Server WindowsWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012Windows Server Enterprise

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:CiscoData CenterDellHPIntelLenovoMicrosoftMicrosoft 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