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Stop Falling Prey to the Security Breach Hype-Cycle

There’s a clear pattern each time an IT security breach hits the news. The breach happens, and the tweets, blogs, emails, and phone calls start arriving from antivirus and security vendors. It’s almost as if they were waiting, like they’re delighted that it happened....

State Matters

Why a Stateful Re-Install of Legacy Applications on Modern Servers is Always the Best, First Step Install scripts are missing, developers are gone, application owners have left, and new owners don’t understand their applications. If you don’t discover and inherit the...

Moving Apps from 100 Legacy WS2008 Servers:

How Long Will it Take and How Much Will it Cost?   The main reasons why IT organizations fail to move legacy applications to modern, fast, secure Windows servers is that doing so takes too long, costs too much, and requires too much internal resourcing. At...

Running Applications in Windows Containers

The Unintended Performance Consequences The option of running legacy Windows Server applications in Windows Containers on WS2016 or on the new WS2019 has garnered lots of hype. Containers and containerization seem to be the “software du jour.” Before you permanently...

Move Forward!

How to Take Back Control of Legacy Windows Server Applications Not sure why control was lost? It could be because: operational outsourcing became a trend in the Great Recession of 2008;turnover of IT staff is high, and many original developers and owners of legacy...

Making Legacy Legendary

Automating the Stateful Re-Install of Legacy Windows Server Apps on a Modern Server The advantages of a stateful re-install How do you move forward with re-installing legacy Windows Server applications on new servers?   Quite likely, install scripts are missing,...

If Operational Agility is Critical for Business Success…

Why does it feel like Vogons are running outsourced IT operations? Science Fiction has been at the forefront in the development of new technology. The genre has directly influenced technology via movies such as “The Minority Report” and “iRobot” and the works of...

Welcome to 2019!

An Exciting Year for Windows Server Technology There’s something exciting about a new year, a new beginning. Everything gets refreshed. New plans, new budgets, new projects. For a while, we all stop procrastinating and we embrace possibilities and the future. The year...

Thar She Blows!

Spying the Spout of Hyperbole Surrounding Windows Docker Containers To get to the meat of the matter: using Windows Docker Containers (WDCs) as a solution to running legacy Windows Server applications on WS2016 is simply a whale of a myth. But first: we believe in...

Containers Are Not a Windows Server Migration Panacea

Why Containerization Alone Won’t Solve the Problem of Running Legacy Applications on Modern Windows Servers When it comes to moving workloads to a cloud-hosted VM or to new datacenter servers, companies are being sold that containerization is a panacea. It isn’t. At...