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The Automated Migration of Windows Server Applications

Migrating and modernizing Microsoft Windows Server applications is a daunting task for many IT organizations. During the last 15 years, physical and virtual server platforms have exploded in number and diversity. Most DevOps teams struggle to manage a mix of Windows applications running on a...Migrating and modernizing Microsoft Windows Server applications is a daunting task for many IT organizations. During the last 15 years, physical and virtual server platforms have exploded in number and diversity. Most DevOps teams struggle to manage a mix of Windows applications running on a diversity of 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012 OS servers. Maintaining production applications across this diversity of environments has become an operational headache. With WS2000 platforms already beyond End of Service (EOS) and WS2003 platforms running in the final 2 years of extended support, the pressure is building from compliance teams and end users to reduce risk, save money, improve performance and modernize these servers and applications.

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IIS and SQL Migration Use Cases

Getting off to a good start is important when facing the daunting challenge of eliminating hundreds or thousands of Windows 2003 servers from the enterprises' application portfolio. One way to accelerate migrations is to identify common application stacks and align them to repeatable Use Cases that...Getting off to a good start is important when facing the daunting challenge of eliminating hundreds or thousands of Windows 2003 servers from the enterprises' application portfolio. One way to accelerate migrations is to identify common application stacks and align them to repeatable Use Cases that AppZero can migrate quickly.

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Help Guide Us to the Promised Land

At AppZero, we work closely with customers to understand business requirements and drivers. The future roadmap and enhancement list for our products is driven by how customers use our solutions. AppZero technology has helped in Banking, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Retail and many other...At AppZero, we work closely with customers to understand business requirements and drivers. The future roadmap and enhancement list for our products is driven by how customers use our solutions. AppZero technology has helped in Banking, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Retail and many other industries.

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The Real Costs and Risks of Not Upgrading your Windows 2003 Infrastructure

When it comes to maintenance and busy work (disagreeable chores), we all procrastinate. Delaying mundane chores to focus on new creative work, is human nature.

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Automating Legacy Modernizations with Migration Containers

The relentless doubling of compute horsepower every 18 - 24 months known as Moore’s Law is one of the trends that has shaped the IT industry. Machine virtualization and cloud computing have combined to reduce the time it takes to create a new machine that harnesses the latest in computing power to...The relentless doubling of compute horsepower every 18 - 24 months known as Moore’s Law is one of the trends that has shaped the IT industry. Machine virtualization and cloud computing have combined to reduce the time it takes to create a new machine that harnesses the latest in computing power to nearly zero. These mammoth forces plus a bit of application developer productivity have resulted in a huge explosion in the number of machines running applications over the past 10 to 15 years.

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Machine to Container (M2C) Teleports Existing Enterprise Apps to the Cloud

It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon just announced EC2 Container Registry to simplify container management. The new Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the...It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon just announced EC2 Container Registry to simplify container management. The new Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the table there's money on the table, too.

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Back to Business: a Round-up of Resources for Windows Server 2003 Migration

Transitioning from the freedom of summer to the structure of back to work and school can be tough for all of us. Yet, September is a time of renewal, a time to refocus on our goals and remember that, sometimes, making big changes begins with small ones. The key is not to overwhelm ourselves, but to...Transitioning from the freedom of summer to the structure of back to work and school can be tough for all of us. Yet, September is a time of renewal, a time to refocus on our goals and remember that, sometimes, making big changes begins with small ones. The key is not to overwhelm ourselves, but to keep moving forward, often with small steps at a time.

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Small World

This post was suggested and contributed to by Emad Steitieh, with contributions by Daniel Kucinski.

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Windows Server 2003 - I'm late, I'm late, for a very Important Date!

Windows Server 2003 End of Support is here and there is little most enterprises can do at this point to change the fact that they are now dependent on an unsupported operating system. Here we are at Microsoft's World Wide Partner Conference again, muttering "I'm late, I'm late," just like the...Windows Server 2003 End of Support is here and there is little most enterprises can do at this point to change the fact that they are now dependent on an unsupported operating system. Here we are at Microsoft's World Wide Partner Conference again, muttering "I'm late, I'm late," just like the herald-like white rabbit of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, (We have a cool White Rabbit twitter campaign going this week - check it out) except that we cannot manipulate time. This is the event where, last year, there were many sessions highlighting processes, tools and partner ecosystem to help companies migrate off of Windows Server 2003. Analysts, the media and Microsoft were talking in terms of close to 20 million machines in production still running Windows Server 2003. Back then, the opportunity was characterized as a Y2K situation that would result in as much as 45 billion dollars spent helping to remediate this event.

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Five Tips For Troubleshooting Application Migrations

This post, authored by Troy Hummon, Senior Solutions Architect at AppZero, is the second guest post in our new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration."

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About AppZero

AppZero’s products and services provide a fast, flexible way to move server applications to a cloud or datacenter, without code change. Encapsulating Windows applications in VM/OS-free containers, AppZero’s patented software moves most Windows server applications with ease. AppZero allows you to move applications from an old OS to a newer one, and to modernize and move to the cloud efficiently.

"Application owners have highly customized applications that are no longer supported by the original ISV and sitting on out of warranty hardware in EOL 2003 Win Server Operating Systems. AppZero gives them an opportunity, the only option, to resolve 2 out of 3 of these compliance issues without completely changing their applications; the AppZero tool is awesome."

Amit Kapoor - Windows Support at GAP-HCL