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Start Modernizing IT in 2021

Well, That Was an Experience! There’s a wise saying: “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” Many children learn this unwrapping Christmas presents and many adults learned this difficult lesson in 2020. Nonetheless, a new year offers a new...

SolarWinds Cyber Attack Brings a Swath of Destruction

We Hate to Say “We Told You So,” But… The SolarWinds supply chain cyber attack hit us in the midst of a global pandemic. The magnitude of this cyber attack, as the New York Times puts it, “is hard to overstate.”  We've been writing for years about Western...

Neglected IT Operations in Pharma Invite Cyber Attacks

The pharma industry often neglects IT operations, which are at the heart of cybersecurity processes. PharmaIQ found that serious shortcomings exist in pharma due to “security holes…from backdated operating systems” as well as “inadequate software updates and patches.”...

Moving Applications by Hand: It’s Hard and Here’s Why

Anyone who has tried to move applications by hand knows it's hard. There are many reasons why, as follows. Applications are installed on a version of a Windows operating system (e.g., Windows Server 2008) using install scripts. The scripts distribute the EXE files,...

An In-Place OS Upgrade Isn’t the Answer

Neither Are an App Re-Install or a New App Install There are different approaches to legacy modernization, including an in-place OS upgrade. This blog discusses these approaches and proposes an alternative. Option 1: Is an in-place OS upgrade the answer? At first...

RHEL 5.11 Extended Life Cycle Support Ends Soon

If your team uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6, you likely know that RHEL 5.11 Extended Life Cycle Support will be discontinued on November 30, 2020 and that release 6 will be entering its ELS phase on the same day. RHEL 5.11 Extended Life Cycle Support was made...

Should I Containerize a Legacy App?

All applications need to evolve and move forward. Many legacy applications can be containerized. The question is, should you containerize a legacy app? Where does it make sense and where doesn’t it provide the path forward for your old app? Remember, “just because you...

Cloud Onboarding with VirtaMove: 7 Steps to Success

This blog explores the issues that you’re likely to encounter when you move legacy applications to hosted Clouds. These or similar issues surface for all major Clouds, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. It’s no small feat to onboard complex applications their...

Shift to the Future: OpenShift 4.4 and Legacy Apps

For some time VirtaMove has been urging enterprises to address their legacy application deficit and shift their Windows and Linux app stacks to new, faster, more secure servers. Now, with the surging interest in containers and container technology, the industry...

Is It Time to Containerize Legacy Applications?

Is it a good idea to containerize legacy applications today? For three years now, IT teams have experimented with Windows Docker Containers on WS2016 and WS2019. We all like the promise of portability and scalability that comes with containerizing applications. We’re...