Microsoft estimates that server migration will take at least 200 days and application migration may take more than 300 days
Dell Services expands its robust migration-services portfolio with the new Windows Server 2003 Migration Service in India. As the July 2015 deadline approaches for the end of Windows Server 2003 support, the Dell offering will allow businesses currently running Windows Server 2003 to transition workloads to the Microsoft Azure cloud or Windows Server 2012 R2, while dramatically mitigating risk and costs associated with migration.
In India, there are a significant number of servers running on WS2003 and for customers who have delayed updating and modernizing their Windows Server 2003 there will be an end to extended support on July 14, 2015. As they transition, companies must address specific pain points, including assessing their current needs and future demands, finding the proper solutions for legacy applications and identifying which workloads can be moved to the cloud. Dell’s new service is designed to assist customers in all stages of their Windows Server migration process, while ensuring all necessary checkpoints on their migration list are answered.
“Our strategy for Windows Server Migration involves helping customers transform their IT infrastructure by taking into consideration their end-to-end needs in the vertical they operate in. Our robust migration services portfolio helps customers cater to migration needs from the datacenter to the endpoint. We are providing customers with a unique solution that helps them rank and classify their migration pathway; thereby giving customers of all workloads an opportunity to optimize and drive efficiency,” said Bobby Mon, Director – GSD, Dell India.