From the Wires
Dell Transforms the Datacenter with New Windows Server 2003 Migration Services
By: Business Wire
Jun. 24, 2014 09:04 AM
Dell Services today announced the expansion of its robust migration-services portfolio with the new Windows Server 2003 Migration Service. The announcement was made at the Dell User Forum. 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.
According to Microsoft, 94 percent of companies currently using Windows Server 2003 intend to migrate their applications to a newer version of Windows Server, as well as Microsoft Azure. 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 builds on its reputation as the 2013 U.S. Windows Partner of the Year and the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Windows Deployment Partner of the Year for desktop deployments. It is designed to assist customers in all stages of their Windows Server migration process to meet the 2015 deadline, while ensuring all necessary checkpoints on their migration list are answered.
Gartner1 research demonstrates customers face numerous obstacles during their migration process including:
“Enterprises around the world could be placing their data and customers at considerable risk by not migrating off Windows Server 2003 before the deadline,” said Suresh Vaswani, president, Dell Services. “They may also face lack of compliance with various regulatory and industry standards, which could impact their business, particularly in highly regulated industries such as finance or healthcare. We help our customers proactively address these issues and provide a smooth transition.”
Dell Services aims to provide customers with the most comprehensive Windows migration services portfolio. With the offering announced today, Dell Services includes:
“There is no single migration plan that suits all workloads. Dell Services provides unique solutions to help rank and classify your Windows Server migration pathway based on critical business needs,” said Joe Schoenbaechler, Vice President, Infrastructure Consulting Services, Dell Services. “Dell’s end-to-end expertise addresses migration from the datacenter to the end point, empowering customers to modernize their IT environments with ease.”
In 2013 Dell helped more than 500 enterprise customers migrate from Windows XP. Dell’s team of IT experts simplifies the path to migration with services that deliver application, hardware and deployment readiness. Dell’s Windows Migration Services provide a comprehensive range of options to develop and execute a migration strategy tailored to their specific needs. IT departments that partner with Dell’s team of Windows migration experts minimize IT resource strain and software licensing costs while maximizing management software investments and end-user experience.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell Services develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of services and solutions in applications, business process, consulting, infrastructure and support to help customers succeed.
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1 Source: Gartner “Managing the Risks of Running Windows Server 2003 After July 2015,” April, 2014.
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