Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration
It's spring in the Northeast, and this week we're launching a new blog post
series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration."
Why a series of posts on WS2003? Even as summer and EOS is just months away,
our "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" survey
reveals the shocking truth: most of you haven't done
anything about remediation yet, and most will not complete your upgrades
before the deadline.
Fortunately, AppZero and our partners have been very, very busy. In case you
can't hear the rage from there, it's been a rough winter in Massachusetts,
where extreme cold and record-breaking snowfall completely shut down the
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, often referred to as the MBTA or
The T, the public operator of our bus, subway, commuter rail, and ... (more)
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The market transition from education and evaluation to remediation is
marching along as the End of Support (EOS) nears for Windows Server 2003. The
market has moved from being unaware of the challenge that EOS would pose for
most IT organizations at the beginning of 2014 to POCs, trials, and
evaluating how to get help with these projects by the end of 2014. You can
get a sense of how the market has moved by reading the 2014 Windows Server
2003 End of Support Survey Results.
As a company that helps organizations migrate and modernize the... (more)
Most people are aware that Windows Server 2003 is coming to the End of
Support (EOS) on July 14th 2015. This means enterprises are more or less
forced to stop running applications on the WS2003 Operating System, migrate
them to a newer OS or replace them. EOS dramatically changes the solid
"run-your-business operating platform" to one where there will be no security
patches, no compliance and escalating costs. There are few events that open
up such large security concerns, throw compliance out the window and have a
greater than million dollar price tag all at the same time.
Lately, I've been spending a lot of time with several teams in the HP Cloud
Services organization. HP made great strides in 2012 delivering on what they
call the "Converged Cloud".
HP's Converged Cloud offers the enterprise a spectrum of cloud offerings from
a private cloud hosted by the enterprise to a public cloud hosted by HP.
There are a few flavors in the middle - virtual private clouds (hosted by HP
but "dedicated" to the enterprise tenant), which come managed and unmanaged.
As the saying goes different courses for different horses and HP has got the
enterprise covered no ... (more)
Editor's note: An abridged version of this post ran last week on
the Gigaom blog.
With an ear to the ground and an eye on the sky, Gigaom's Barb Darrow
chronicles the competitive factors shaping the bumpy journey that is cloud
computing among the superpowers (AWS in fight of its life as customers like
Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing). Wherever you stand on the
debate over which cloud giant will reign supreme, it's clear the economic
forces shaping the market are evolving quickly.
Now comes new cloud computing data based on Total Cost of Infrastructure
(TCOI) pr... (more)