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
Rich Faille - Director of Mobility Practice
Rich Faille
Director of the Mobility Practice
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Tony D'Ancona
VP VMware EUC for PC Connection, Inc. Solutions and Services Division
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Data Center News

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Migration Essentials

Set Goals and Benefits for Your Windows Server 2012 Upgrade

by Ron Richards | 02.25.15

Attempting to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 from Windows Server 2003 without clear goals and benefits in mind can be a costly mistake. Lenovo offers the following best practice recommendations to optimize your server migration.

Tags:Active DirectoryAzureHardwareITLenovoMobilityOn-premisesROIServer migrationStreamlined ManagementVirtual desktopVirtualizedVPNWANWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Fundamentals

VDI Fundamentals

Why Oh Why You Should Consider VDI

by Tony D'Ancona | 02.24.15

I’m sure by now you've heard all about VDI and why it’s good for you—which is why I want to dig a little deeper and cover some things you may not be hearing enough about: the end-user experience.

Tags:Cisco UCSData CenterEUCVDI DeploymentVMware Mirage

Data Migration

Weather the Migration Storm

Let Windows Server Migration Assistant Calm Your Fears

by Seth Mitchell | 02.19.15

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003. There are still an estimated 22 million Windows Server 2003 instances deployed worldwide. In the not-so-distant future, those 22 million Server 2003 deployments will be in jeopardy, and IT departments across the globe must prepare their entire technology infrastructure for migration.

Tags:ApplicationsAzureCloudComplianceData CenterHybridITLane SheltonMicrosoftMigrationPC ConnectionSecurityServer LicensesTechnologyWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2003 Vulnerability AssessmentWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows XP

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

Simplify Your Windows Server Migration with Cisco UCS

Make the Move to 2012 Easier

by Josh Feinberg | 02.12.15

Reduce complexity. Simplify operations. Cut costs. How many times have you heard those mandates?

Well, server migration could let many organizations not only streamline services to enterprise users but also reduce costs and increase productivity. Microsoft and Cisco are both giants in the data center, and each on their own has much to offer customers. Cisco has developed a groundbreaking data center architecture in Cisco’s Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and aligned closely with Microsoft in the market.

Tags:CiscoCisco UCSMicrosoftServer migrationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012