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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Rich Faille
Director of the Mobility Practice
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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:CiscoData CenterDellHPIntelLenovoMicrosoftMicrosoft Ended SupportMigrationNext-generation serverServersWindows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Microsoft Software Support Roadmap

Taking a Look at Microsoft’s Support Roadmap

Are You Prepared for Your Products’ End of Support?

by James Nagurney | 01.22.15

As that old sage Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like deja vu all over again.” Last year around this time everyone was gearing up for End of Life for Windows XP, a popular OS to say the least. Now it’s 2015 and time to bid adieu to another popular operating system. Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2, still widely used, will be coming off Extended Support on July 14 of this year. Time to start thinking about retiring those older servers. You might also be interested to know that Mainstream Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 expired on January 13, 2015.

Tags:MicrosoftMicrosoft Ended SupportOfficeServersSharePointSupportWindows 7Windows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows XP

Making the Financial Case for Windows Server 2003 Migration

Intel Can Help You Come Up with the Hard Numbers

by Dave Olivier | 01.12.15

Most IT professionals understand the importance of moving critical enterprise data and apps off Windows Server 2003 before support expires next July, but gaining support from budget-conscious business executives can be a challenge. The regulatory and compliance risks of managing servers that are no longer receiving updates or technical support are frightening, and the potential costs of maintaining these legacy servers and protecting them against cyber-attacks can have long-term impacts on IT budgets.

Tags:ApplicationsComplianceDataEthernetIntelITLicensingMigrationServersUpgradingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Flash Storage

Flash Storage FAQ

The Top 5 Questions about the Latest in Storage Technology

by Kurt Hildebrand | 01.08.15

Traditional forms of data storage are proving increasingly inadequate as data grow at exponential rates and enterprises seek to mine digital information in real-time to gain competitive and operational benefits.

Tags:DataDesktopsFlash DriveITServersSolutionsStorage

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