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.
We know that the big work of migrating hundreds of thousands of machines running Windows Server 2003 -- including 175 million websites or one fifth of the internet, according to recent numbers provided by Internet services firm Netcraft -- still lies ahead.
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the daunting task of upgrading systems. At the same time, many vendors and their service partners have been working for two or more years to ease the transition. We at AppZero have had the time and the real world experience of working with CIOs, IT directors, program and project managers, developers, supply chain partners -- in fact every IT role imaginable, in nearly every industry and size of organization.
Best practices for Windows Server 2003 migrations have never been more plentiful. Webinar recordings, whitepapers, case studies, how-tos, feature roundups, blog posts. There's no shortage of information and quite a lot of talent out there. Here are some of our favorites from the media, the AppZero partner community and beyond:
September brings changes in weather and attitudes. We can hit the snooze button or we can jump up and embrace the challenge, but either way, it's coming. The best solution for those of us responsible for technology that supports our enterprise goals is to move from Windows Server 2003, protect our systems from hacking attempts and migrate to the new, modern world. How to get started? While she may not have been talking about cloud and datacenter migration, Amelia Earhart said it best, "The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
"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