Welcome to 2019!Nigel Stokes
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 2019 promises to be an exciting year for customers who rely and run their business on Windows Server Technology. Soon, Microsoft will release Windows Server 2019, with its advanced security and container software. In January 2020 – within 12 months of today – Windows Server 2008 will reach End of Service. With these milestones, 2019 will surely define itself as a year for moving forward. A year of re-invention, with the tagline Out with the old, in with the new.
While everything is fresh, take a moment to imagine what you might accomplish if you start to modernize your Windows Servers right now. Not 6 or more months from today – right now, before the first month of the year begins to wane. With a small team and with the help of automated migration software, you could feasibly move legacy applications from hundreds of old Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 servers to modern Windows Server 2016 hardware. Maybe even some Windows Server 2019 hardware. Our productivity metrics for automated application migration support that estimate. Just imagine: hundreds of old servers. Take another moment to consider that every month of stalling on modernization cuts into this productivity metric. From hundreds of servers, to dozens, and finally to some servers.
What would it mean for your business to move off hundreds of legacy servers and modernize to new physical or virtual hardware? In no time, you could close security exposures, get better performance, do more work, and extend life for legacy applications while you carefully plan in advance how best to enhance or completely re-architect them. In no time, you could solve hundreds of IT problems.
Most IT shops would be delighted with such tangible progress in just a few short months.
So, here’s to the New Year, new beginnings, and progress. The VirtaMove team wishes you the very best for 2019.