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Windows Server Migration

End of support for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015
It is time to make the move to Windows Server 2012 R2.
The clock is ticking toward this end-of-support deadline, but Dell offers a number of ways to complete your upgrade in time. As a trusted Windows Server deployment partner, we can help you migrate your servers with fewer IT resources, low costs and little to no disruption in productivity.

We urge you to start your planning to migrate off of Windows Server 2003 and onto a platform that will provide you the security and reliability that you’ve experienced over the last decade with Windows Server 2003, with the added value of the features now included in
Windows Server 2012 R2.

What End of Support means:
While this date may seem distant, now is the time to understand that the end of support and the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means that your business needs to ensure that it has a plan to migrate the applications and workloads currently relying on Windows Server 2003 onto Windows Server 2012 R2 From 14th July 2015, Microsoft will no longer offer security updates, support or technical content updates for Windows Server 2003. The result?
  • No Updates will be developed or released after the end of support
  • No Compliance and lack of compliance with standards and regulations can be devastating
  • No Safe Haven because virtualised and physical instances of Windows server 2003 will be vulnerable

Dell Migration Services
Dell Services can address your Windows Server 2003 migration with our skilled solutions architects, automated tools analysis and end-to-end management. We provide migration services to move customers off of Windows Server 2003 before support goes end-of-life July 2015. Our solution comprises of
  • Dell Windows Server OS Modernisation Services
  • Datacentre transformation methodology
  • Global Application packaging factory (Compatibility testing and remediation)
Contact us to schedule a half-day complimentary whiteboard session where a Dell subject matter expert will collaborate with your IT teams to come up with a conceptual strategy that outlines your migration from 2003.

Dell Server Refresh
Get the most from your Windows Server 2003 migration with a Dell server refresh. Achieve more, operate efficiently and ensure business continuity with secure, reliable access to your critical resources with the innovative technologies of the next-generation Dell PowerEdge portfolio.

Dell Migration Software
Dell Software is at the forefront in helping customers successfully move off Windows Server 2003 with enabling technologies and best practices to effectively address each phase of migration planning and execution.

Solutions from Dell Software help mitigate the risk of migrations, consolidations and restructuring with fewer resources than you thought possible. Dell’s migration and consolidation solutions efficiently move and restructure user accounts, data and systems without impacting users or business productivity.

Windows Server 2012 R2: Key Benefits VS. Windows Server 2003*


 Feature

 Why it matters
 Windows
 Server 
 2012 R2
 Windows
 Server
 2003
 
 Enterprise-class virtualization
 Industry leading
 server virtualization
 Built-in enterprise-class virtualization, with Hyper-V, for
 visualizing mission critical business workloads whilst
 providing significant cost savings
       Yes     NO
 Disaster recovery and data protection
 Cost effective
 backup and
 disaster 
 recovery
 Backup and recovery of mission-critical data with Windows
 Server Backup. Hyper-V Replica automatically replicates
 virtual machines for cost-effective disaster recovery
       Yes     NO
 Enterprise class, cost-effective storage
 Low cost, high-
 performance
 storage
 Storage Spaces provides highly available virtualized storage
 utilizing industry-standard hardware that can be scaled as
 needed for cost-effective high-performance storage, including
 de-duplication
       Yes     NO
 Remote access and virtual desktop infrastructure
 Direct Remote
 Access
 Simpler, more secure access allows your remote workers to
 securely access your corporate network and data
       Yes     NO
 Virtual desktop
 Infrastructure 
 (VDI)
 Simple and cost effective VDI deployment and management
 out-of the-box, including storage de-duplication to
 significantly reduce cost
       Yes     NO
 Management and access and information protection
 Management
 and automation
 Powerful management and automation with PowerShell and
 Server Manager, and integration with System Centre,
 improving IT efficiency whilst reducing cost
       Yes     NO
 Access and 
 information  
 protection
 Policy based security, identity and access control to your
 corporate applications and data with Dynamic Access control
       Yes     NO
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