Microsoft Windows Server 2003 end of life is upon us- occurring on the 14th July 2015. This may sound a long time away- but it will be here before you know it.

The wise among you will start planning your system migration before support runs out. Whilst all organisations vary in complexity, your migration strategy should efficiently transfer your business to a powerful cloud solution with minimal interruption. The first step is to determine which servers are still running Windows Server 2003 and which cloud solution best suits your business infrastructure.

This assessment process requires the categorisation of your applications and upgrading of hardware – both of which benefit from the improved service management accomplished with our experienced Application Intelligence team. Using their expertise they can streamline the investigative and summarizing processes for your business.

Paths to Migration

Hover over each number to find out more about what essentials need to be considered for your path to migration.

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SAAS

e.g Office 365, Gmail, Salesforce

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PAAS / IAAS

e.g Windows Azure

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Legacy Controls

Adapting and understanding your out of date systems

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Converged Infrastructure

Creating a reliable and efficient chassis for your IT infrastructure

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Replatform

Moving from one platform to another

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Virtualisation

Creation of a virtual operating system, server, storage device or network

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Private Cloud

A secure cloud based environment for your business

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We prefer to integrate a Windows Server 2003 plan within an existing planned application upgrade and change, rather than stripping out existing structure and starting from scratch. This approach streamlines the migration process, reduces risk and brings cost saving benefits – ultimately moving your business to its new cloud solution with minimal downtime and impact on workflow.

Determining which path is best suited for your business takes a range of factors into account, including; applications, timing, financial drivers, in-place service, and your readiness to move to the cloud. Larger organisations may require a multi-path approach to provide a smooth transition to a cloud solution.

The 848 Group are experts at migration and will work with your team to make the transition as smooth and straight forward as possible . For more information get in touch on 01785 503 848 or contact our team at info@848.co.