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2014 State of Readiness for Windows 2003 End of Support: Poll Results Most IT administrators are painfully aware that Windows Server 2003 will reach the end of extended support in July 2015. This is a big deal because Windows Server 2003 has been a monster success since it was released 11 years ago. From 2003 to 2010 this platform was the workhorse for applications deployed at both small businesses and large enterprises.  And, even though Microsoft released a major update with Windows 2008, late in 2008, most enterprises stuck with Windows 2003 until Windows Server 2008 R2 launched on October 22, 2009. The newest Windows Server platform is 2012, R2 and little is publicly known about the number of production instances.  As of the summer of 2014 however, it was widely reported that Microsoft believed there to be 22+ million Windows 2003 Servers still running productio... (more)

Cloud Market Crosses the Chasm: Wins, Sign Posts, and Deals

Nothing says fun like a hurricane party, a bottle of "Jack," and a little game theory debate as lights begin to flicker across New England. And speaking of "Jack," what can possibly explain the handlers at HP letting Leo Apotheker get off the reservation long enough to proclaim the obvious market shift brought on by the iPad? Note to Leo: Never tell the world your business problems right before you put up the "for sale" sign. Never. Note to Larry: Please put Leo, the board and shareholders out of their misery.  Can you imagine? Ahhhhh.  I feel better.  Now .... turning to the ch... (more)

AppZero to Demonstrate Zapp Application Migration Automation in Rackspace Pavilion

Media Alert: AppZero to demonstrate Zapp application migration automation in Rackspace pavilion at Cloud Expo, Santa Clara Nov 7th through Nov 8th What: AppZero will be demonstrating its newly announced Zapp migration at Cloud Expo 2012 West. The fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to any cloud, Zapp automatically extracts Windows server applications from production environments and packages them for movement to any cloud, without re-engineering, change, or lock-in. The demonstration will show how Zapp automation slashes the bulk of manual labor, time, costs,... (more)

Windows Server 2003 EOL – What You Need to Know Now

IT departments hate end of life of products and the resulting headaches. End of life for a product means the support lifeline disappears, security updates stop and IT is left stranded with the compliance team breathing down their neck. Upgrade projects are not a fun sell to the business. "Hey, Ms./Mr. Business, let's invest a bunch of money and time to get the same place you were before"... Gee, let's get out the drill bit and do a root canal while we're at it. For the Windows 2003 Server family you should know the following: On July 13, 2010 Mainstream Support for Windows Server... (more)

AppZero 2013 State of Readiness for WS03 End of Support Survey Results

Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2003 will hit End of Support (EOS) on July 14, 2015.  During 2013, AppZero undertook the first "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" Survey in an effort to assess how serious this event is to enterprise IT pros. Click here to read the full report. AppZero surveyed more than 200 Fortune 1000 IT professionals at a series of industry events to assess their readiness for the impending end of support of WS2003. Click here to see the infographic of the results. Findings show that many IT pros are evaluating their options wh... (more)