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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

Time For Migration

Compliance and Risk: The Time for Migration Is Upon Us

Upgrade Your Server Strategically to Avoid Penalties

by Camden Haley | 06.26.15

Of the nearly 9 million Windows Server 2003 systems still running as of last month, it is estimated by security firm Bit9 that about 2.7 million will still be chugging away after July 14, 2015—the official and final end of support (EOS) date for Windows Server 2003. For some organizations there has been little incentive to upgrade. Others have been struggling with shrinking IT budgets. And many smaller organizations don’t have in-house IT or are completely unaware of the looming EOS date. What does this mean for your organization? In a word, risk.

Tags:HIPAAITLenovoServer migrationServersSoftwareVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows 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

Migration Plan

Don’t Have a Migration Plan from Windows Server 2003?

The Consequences Could Be Painful

by Dave Olivier | 04.03.15

Here’s a safe prediction for 2015: by the end of summer you will have finally said goodbye to that reliable workhorse of your IT infrastructure, Windows Server 2003. In July, Microsoft will stop releasing critical patches and other support for this once-groundbreaking product. In fact, you’ve got much less time than that remaining. If you haven’t yet begun your migration to Windows Server 2012 R2, you need to start planning for it now.

Tags:CloudMicrosoftVirtualizationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Options: What You Need to Know About Licensing for Windows Server 2012

What’s the Difference between Standard and Datacenter Editions?

by Patrick Renzi | 03.23.15

In part one of our three-part look into Windows Server 2012, we took a deep dive into the new licensing options. Today, we’re going to closely examine what really sets the two licensing options—Standard or Datacenter—apart.

Tags:CloudData CenterMicrosoftVirtualizationWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

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