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Spiceworks has released a set of survey results focusing on how IT professionals plan on handling the move to Windows Server 2016. More than 300 professionals who are part of the Spiceworks community responded to the survey. Forty-three percent either have no plans to adopt or don't know when they will adopt the new server operating system. Right now, Windows Server 2016 is available as Technical Preview 4 on MSDN subscriptions.
IT pros mostly are interested in the coming Hyper-V features of Windows Server 2016, a survey published today revealed. Windows Server 2016 is still at the preview stage, and any survey about it likely may be a bit early. Nevertheless, Spiceworks, an app maker with a community tech site, polled about 300 IT pros regarding the emerging server and their plans for it. The results are compiled in this Spiceworks blog post.
Microsoft is launching the next version of Windows Server next year, and IT departments plan to take their time adopting it, according to a survey released Wednesday.
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 harnessing that computing power to nearly zero. These mammoth forces plus a bit of application developer productivity have resulted in an explosion in the number of machines running applications over the past decade.
End-of-support is headache for CIOs, because it means replacing and/or upgrading hardware and software with minimal to no return on investment. IT departments tend to stall on the process to delay the inevitable of disruption, expense and replacement, but it has to be done.
As all support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015, there remain millions of servers in the United States and worldwide running this venerable operating system, according to IT World. For some businesses, the lack of in-house IT support has led to this inertia; for others it’s the lack of IT budget and an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality.
It’s not just support for Server 2003 that finished a few months back. Vendors are unlikely to support applications running on OS unsupported by the vendor.
Just because you can run Server 2003 on current virtualization platforms doesn’t mean you’ll be able to do it in the future. In the distant past, upgrades were driven not only by capability of new software, but the failure of old hardware. One of the many reasons that Server 2003 has so stubbornly remained within organizational datacenters is that Server 2003 was the first Microsoft server OS that was run heavily as a VM, and VMs don’t suffer from failure of old hardware.
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Government auditors have blasted the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for missing deadlines to upgrade Windows XP PCs and data center servers running Windows Server 2003, both of which have been retired by Microsoft.