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Technical Considerations of Server 2003 Migration

Four Steps to Smooth the Journey

by Clive Anthony | 02.10.15

Whether you’re a large enterprise or a small business, migrating successfully from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2012 R2 requires detailed planning and execution.

If you haven’t begun server OS migration planning by now, you’re running out of time. On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support for Server 2003. No more security patches, no more updates, no more support, period. Server 2003 reaches final, full end of life on July 14, 2015. There simply isn’t a sound business case (never mind technology case) for staying on an outdated, unsupported server platform.

Tags:ApplicationsAssessmentDataEducationHPHybridMicrosoftPrivate CloudServiceSoftwareTechnologyWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows 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

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

Windows Server 2003 Migration Reality Check

Some Questions to Ask as You Take Stock of Your Infrastructure

by Dave Olivier | 01.19.15

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will stop releasing critical patches for Windows Server 2003. Running unsupported software presents significant risks and complications for your business that will only increase in severity as time goes on.

End of support for Windows Server 2003 can have a major impact on your business, so it’s important to take a server migration reality check. End of support means that Microsoft will no longer develop or release any updates for Windows Server 2003, and after support ends applications running on Windows Server 2003 will likely fail to meet compliance standards and regulations.

Tags:ComplianceIntelITMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureMigrationSoftwareVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Storage Drive

Flash Arrays or Spinning Disks: Why Not Both?

When the Hybrid Approach Is the Best Approach

by Kurt Hildebrand | 01.16.15

Both flash and traditional spinning disk drives have to perform the same job. So what’s the difference, and why would you choose one over the other as you migrate to a modern storage environment? Read on for the benefits of each—and what combining them could do for your storage infrastructure.

Tags:Disk-DrivesFlash Stroage ArraysHigh-PerformanceHybrid-FlashITModern-StorageSoftwareSpinning-DisksStorageStorage-EnvironmentTechnologyVirtualization