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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

Making the Financial Case for Windows Server 2003 Migration

Intel Can Help You Come Up with the Hard Numbers

by Dave Olivier | 01.12.15

Most IT professionals understand the importance of moving critical enterprise data and apps off Windows Server 2003 before support expires next July, but gaining support from budget-conscious business executives can be a challenge. The regulatory and compliance risks of managing servers that are no longer receiving updates or technical support are frightening, and the potential costs of maintaining these legacy servers and protecting them against cyber-attacks can have long-term impacts on IT budgets.

Tags:ApplicationsComplianceDataEthernetIntelITLicensingMigrationServersUpgradingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS

Microsoft

Microsoft Link Roundup

Stay on Top of Windows 10, Licensing Updates, and More

by James Nagurney | 01.05.15

And we’re back with more of the latest and greatest news and opinions on all things Microsoft. From staying up to the minute on Windows 10 to getting the most out of Office 365 to getting prepared for Windows Server 2003 EOS, we’ve got all the information you know you want, right here. 

Tags:LicensingMicrosoftOffice 365StorageTabletsWindows 10

SQL

Survive the "SQL-mageddon"

Renew Your Sequel Server EA with Confidence

by James Nagurney | 12.29.14

This month I want to highlight a coming event that some in the industry are calling “SQL-mageddon”. (This specialist tried to suggest “SQL-nado”, but—alas—it did not catch on.) A lot of SQL Server EAs are going to be for renewal soon, and that means you’ll want to take stock of your SQL licensing and compliance. What does this really mean for your organization? Read on for the full story. 

Tags:ComplianceEnterprise AgreementLicensingMicrosoftSoftwareSoftware AssuranceVirtualization

The ABCs of Cisco's ACI

Holistic Infrastructure Management? The Future Is Here.

by Josh Feinberg | 12.22.14

Businesses are always on the lookout for ways to increase efficiency and decrease costs. Anyone who has worked in IT knows that pretty well. Wasn’t it “do more with less” that became the motto during tight times? But, on the bright side, the economic downturn did lead to a revolution in IT energy efficiency. Nowadays a revolution of a different type is taking shape—one of operational efficiency as a way to streamline the bottom line in the data center.

Tags:CiscoEfficiencySoftware