As the July 2015 deadline approaches for the end of Windows Server 2003 support, Dell has expanded its migration-services portfolio with the new Windows Server 2003 Migration Service.
The service enables businesses currently running Windows Server 2003 to transition workloads to the Microsoft Azure cloud or Windows Server 2012 R2, while mitigating risks and lowering costs associated with migration.
Microsoft believes that as much as 94% of companies currently using Windows Server 2003 intend to migrate to a newer version of Windows Server, as well as Microsoft Azure.
During this transition, companies must address specific pain points, including assessing their current needs and future demands. Companies also have to find the most suitable solutions for legacy applications and identify which workloads can be moved to the cloud. The new service is designed to assist customers through all stages of their Windows Server migration process.
“Enterprises around the world could be placing their data and customers at considerable risk by not migrating off Windows Server 2003 before the deadline,” said Suresh Vaswani, president, Dell Services. “They may also face lack of compliance with various regulatory and industry standards, which could impact their business, particularly in highly regulated industries such as finance or healthcare. We help our customers proactively address these issues and provide a smooth transition.”
Last year, Dell helped more than 500 enterprise customers migrate from Windows XP.
“There is no single migration plan that suits all workloads,” said Joe Schoenbaechler, vice president, Infrastructure Consulting Services, Dell Services. “Dell Services provides unique solutions to help rank and classify your Windows Server migration pathway based on critical business needs. Dell’s end-to-end expertise addresses migration from the data centre to the end point, empowering customers to modernise their IT environments with ease.”
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