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 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.

WS2003 Migration: No Source Code, No Problem!

One of the most complex application migration scenarios is also one of the most common ones faced by enterprises today: how to migrate custom or bespoke applications. These applications not only represent a large portion of the portfolio but also tend to be pushed to the back of the line in terms of prioritization for remediation. Key reasons are a lack of knowledge about the application, missing or outdated documentation, or worse, no source code.

Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration

It's spring in the Northeast, and this week we're launching a new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration." Even as summer and EOS is just months away, our "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" survey reveals the shocking truth: most of you haven't done anything about remediation yet, and most will not complete your upgrades before the deadline. 

Windows Server 2003 End of Support is Coming Are You Ready? [New Survey]

The clock is ticking:  the End of Support for Windows Server 2003, #WS2003EOS, arrives this July, as in four months from now.  This means there will be no more patches or security updates and your applications and business will be at risk. New threats won't be addressed and WS2003 systems will be a security risk and compliance nightmare.  Especially for those in heavily regulated industries -- pharmaceuticals, banking/finance and insurance, as well as any company that processes credit card transactions -- this will cause a heavy compliance burden and could put you at risk of accruing penalties and fines.

Agile Application Migration and Modernization

The market transition from education and evaluation to remediation is marching along as the End of Support (EOS) nears for Windows Server 2003. The market has moved from being unaware of the challenge that EOS would pose for most IT organizations at the beginning of 2014 to POCs, trials, and evaluating how to get help with these projects by the end of 2014. You can get a sense of how the market has moved by reading the 2014 Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survey Results.

New Whitepaper: Win Server 2003 Migration, Up-Level Migrations

At AppZero we spend much of our days advising our customers on how to remediate their risk of running Windows Server 2003 servers after it reaches the end of extended support this summer.  To help, we have compiled some of our best thinking into a whitepaper to help you plan your migration project.  The whitepaper was just released and is available here.

To give you an idea of what you will learn by reading the paper, we have excerpted the introduction:

Henry Ford and Bezos’s Law Signal it's Time to Ditch the Datacenter

With an ear to the ground and an eye on the sky, Gigaom's Barb Darrow chronicles the competitive factors shaping the bumpy journey that is cloud computing among the superpowers (AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing). Wherever you stand on the debate over which cloud giant will reign supreme, it's clear the economic forces shaping the market are evolving quickly.