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Windows Server Migration

A Windows Server Migration Is a Big Job

There’s No Need to Go It Alone

by Dave Olivier | 06.22.15

You’ve all heard Microsoft will cease support for all versions of Windows Server 2003 on July 14, and after that there will no longer be any software updates issued. The potential costs of maintaining outdated servers and protecting them against cyber attacks can have crippling impacts on IT budgets. But as the costs of operating Windows Server 2003 increases, organizations can instead migrate to Windows Server 2012 to reduce costs and increase productivity by taking advantage of advancements in virtualization, management, storage, and networking. 

Tags:MicrosoftWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 and Cisco UCS Can Upgrade Enterprise Performance

There Are More Benefits to Migration than You Might Think

by Justin Zuill | 06.17.15

Many enterprises migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2012 may be doing so only because Microsoft will cease support for its old server OS on July 14, 2015. For those reluctant enterprises, here’s some great news: A strong majority of businesses that have migrated to Server 2012 report numerous performance benefits. Read on to find out the three top benefits to migrating.

Tags:CiscoMicrosoftSecurityUCSWindows Server 2003

Computer Servers

A Secure New Server Platform

4 Steps to Help You Get Started

by Dave Olivier | 06.10.15

If you’re among the fewer and fewer organizations still running Windows Server 2003, you certainly must know that there’s a platform migration in your immediate future. No point in putting it off any longer, it has to be done—and soon!

Tags:IntelPC ConnectionWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012 R2

Remove the Guesswork

With Dell’s Performance Analysis Collection Kit

by Tammy Dozois | 06.01.15

Is everything running smoothly in your IT environment? Get the knowledge you need to make the right decisions for your data center with Dell’s Performance Analysis Kit (DPACK). DPACK provides systems administrators with valuable performance and capacity level information to give your full confidence in your environment. Tired of always making assumptions about your systems? Read on to discover more.

 

Tags:CapacityData CenterDellPerformanceServers

Disaster Recovery

The Importance of Testing

by Aaron Russo | 05.22.15

When a disaster, whether natural or man-made, threatens to affect your organization, you need to be fully prepared to rebuild your operations and continue providing service and support to your customers. While most organizations understand the importance of planning for disaster recovery (DR), they are not always confident with the plan they have in place. Once their procedures go into place, they can quickly become outdated as applications change. I can tell you that testing the effectiveness of a disaster recovery plan—or whether a plan works at all—is crucial to its success. 

Tags:Business-ContinuityDisaster Recovery

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