eMazzanti Offers $600 Off Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Migration
With Windows Server 2003 end-of-support coming July, 2015, businesses can save on migration services to maintain network security and compliance
Hoboken, New Jersey - (Vocus) September 23, 2014 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area computer consultant, is offering a $600 discount on services to help businesses migrate from Windows Server 2003 to a newer operating system as the product’s July 14, 2015 end-of-support deadline approaches.
After the July, 2015 deadline, Microsoft will no longer support the software or provide patches and security updates. That creates potential security problems and immediate compliance issues for businesses.
“Migrating away from Windows Server 2003 requires the right planning and expertise to minimize the business disruption and cost,” noted Carl Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner and 2012 Partner of the year, eMazzanti is well positioned to help businesses cost-effectively migrate their applications to Windows Server 2012 or to the cloud and to optimize their networks to foster productivity and growth.
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Many organizations have not yet decided which applications they will move to the cloud when upgrading their operating system. Other considerations can make for a tricky migration. For example:
- Cloud services and virtualization may reduce the number of servers required to host existing functionality.
- Older hardware may not be compatible with Windows Server 2012, particularly machines based on 32 bit technology.
- Microsoft applications, custom applications and third-party applications may require different approaches so they need to be considered individually.
Microsoft outlines a four-step process to migrate from Windows Server 2003
- Discover the workloads running on Windows Server 2003
- Assess which workloads need to be migrated
- Select the migration targets (new homes for workloads)
- Azure virtual machine
- Hybrid cloud storage
- New hardware
- Cloud OS Network Partner
- Virtual machine
- The actual migration
“Businesses want a painless transition,” stated Mazzanti. “With the right approach, a company can also reduce ongoing IT maintenance costs, potentially saving more than the cost of the migration.”
Users are encouraged to consider the relationships between applications and services, which servers and services can be retired, and to prioritize them for migration.
eMazzanti recommends that businesses start the process now by assessing their current Windows Server 2003 deployments. In today’s world of increasing IT security threats, the risk of not migrating may be substantial.
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