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)
AppZero has announced that Wragby Business Solutions & Technologies Limited,
a Microsoft cloud partner in Nigeria, has joined the AppZero Partner Program
as a Gold Partner for Nigeria and the rest of West Africa. Through the
partner program, AppZero collaborates with system integrators, service
providers and resellers to support enterprise application migrations to and
across datacenters and clouds.
The Partner Program is the foundation of AppZero's worldwide channel strategy
to ensure comprehensive global coverage of its award-winning application
migration software in the run-u... (more)
On July 14, 2015 Windows Server (WS) 2003 will reach the end of extended
support. This means no more patches or security fixes without a custom
support agreement in place. The security and uptime implications of your
applications are about to be refactored in a dramatic way. Many compliance
requirements, especially in regulated industries, state that applications
have to run on a supported Operating System (OS).
On the surface, date-driven deadlines mandating remediation can be viewed in
two very different lights. The first: A glass half empty, a tax that must be
paid to continu... (more)
Assuming that your organization is well down the road when it comes to
adopting the Cloud and in fact, has been utilizing the Cloud for a while,
then you are likely a true believer that ultimately all of your applications
will be migrated to the Cloud. It is no longer a question of "if" but more a
question of "when" and "how." These days, the majority of test, dev,
external websites and mobile apps are already born in the cloud.
Applications make businesses run. Businesses have tons of applications
ranging from purchased (commercial off the shelf) to homegrown (bespoke) and
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)