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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

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 There simply isn’t a sound business case (never mind technology case) for staying on an outdated, unsupported server platform.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

Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Migration

Out with the Old: Support Ending for Microsoft Server 2003

Ensure a Smooth Migration to Windows Server 2012

by Bill Virtue | 02.04.15

Tens of thousands of enterprises around the world rely on Microsoft Server 2003 to power their businesses. However, on July 14, 2015, Microsoft officially will end support for Server 2003: no more patches, no more fixes, no more technical help. Got a problem after that date? You’re on your own.

Tags:Active DirectoryApplicationsAssessmentComplianceDellEnd Of SupportITMicrosoftMicrosoft Ended SupportMigrationNetworkingSecuritySQL ServerSwitchingWeb Server WindowsWindows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2003 Vulnerability AssessmentWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 StandardWindows Server Enterprise

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