Windows Server 2008 End of Life is Coming: Now What?

Windows Server 2008 End of Life

The Windows Server 2008 end of life date is almost upon us.

On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, meaning these platforms won’t receive any additional security patches or other updates. Their workloads will need to be migrated to newer environments – whether that entails rehosting them in Microsoft Azure cloud or keeping them on-prem by upgrading to Windows Server 2012 and later. [Read more…]

Microsoft Exchange Online – Make the Move to Cloud Through Collaboration

Microsoft Exchange Online - Making the Move to Cloud Through Collaboration

Many of our clients want to make the move to Microsoft Exchange Online, for a number of reasons. They want to give their end-users the collaborative power of the cloud, the flexibility to access their data anywhere, and up-to-the-minute access to the latest updates. In short, they want their email service to keep up with the pace of the new mobile workforce.

However, there are a few potential issues that tend to give our clients pause. [Read more…]

Struggling with Digital Transformation? Here’s why Red Hat OpenStack Might be the Answer

Organizations are increasingly looking to open source clouds and platforms to close skills gaps and prepare for the coming wave of digital transformation disruptions.

Consider this report from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte. The study showed nine in 10 global executives predict their industries will be disrupted by digital trends. Unfortunately, only 44% of those same executives felt their organization was adequately prepared for the coming disruptions.

Interestingly, the ill-prepared companies weren’t just lacking the right tools and technology to straddle digital change. They were missing the people, processes and cultural requirements for digital transformation, too.

This gives an explanation for the rise of open source cloud solutions, such as Red Hat OpenStack, across organizations of all sizes. Not only does open source grant businesses a toolkit to take on digital disruption and hybrid cloud management, it equips them with the right approaches, from people to processes, to succeed in a new, ever-changing era of digital disruption.

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