Insight Enterprises, Inc. has outlined the issues confronting businesses as Microsoft ends support for one its most widespread software programs, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 – along with key steps companies can take to prepare for the transition.
An outline of steps to move businesses along includes:
- Phase I: Discovery and analysis – Undertake a detailed environmental discovery to uncover which servers and applications are operating on the software
- Phase 2: Actual migration – Options for mitigation include: Software upgrades – including enterprise-class datacenter and hybrid cloud solutions that can be simple to deploy, cost-effective, application-focused, and user-centric Hardware upgrades – Windows Server 2012 requires new powerful hardware, which can deliver improved energy efficiency Cloud-based solutions – A flexible platform that allows businesses to rapidly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters
- Phase 3 – Monitoring – Ensuring zero downtime and zero negative impact through post migration monitoring for 24-48 hours
For more information, visit www.insight.com/ServerIgnite.