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 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.

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 AppZero can migrate quickly.

Both Microsoft IIS and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and above are excellent candidates for migration using AppZero.

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 industries. 

Even though Windows Server 2003 is now under time limited extended support, there are more than 10 million servers still running on it.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways AppZero can alleviate modernization pain points, across industries:

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

We all procrastinate
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.

In the Information Technology (IT) world, no task seems more mundane and irritating than patching and upgrading an operating system (OS).  We’re all bugged by those persistent messages to patch and re-boot our OS.  

Automating Legacy Modernizations with Migration Containers

Industry Trends brought us Here
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.

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 keep moving forward, often with small steps at a time.

Small World

Internationalizing software has been overlooked by companies in years past. Many available software applications lacked the ability to work with different languages or locale variations such as calendars, currency and numbering conventions. Although North America is a rich market and many companies thrive to take market share, the international market brings new opportunities for businesses - this is why more and more companies are working hard to satisfy all tastes both domestically and internationally.
 

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.