Upgrading

How to Approach Upgrading VMware ESXi v5.5 to v6.5

Still running VMware ESXi 5.5? You’re not alone. However, with support for this very popular platform having already ended and the product entering into a technical guidance phase—compounded by impending…

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Life After End-of-Life: Software Lifecycle Challenges and Opportunities

Set the Way Back Machine for July 13, 2015, the day before Microsoft officially shut off extended support for the wildly popular Windows 2003 Server operating system. On that day,…

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Sunsetting: The Right Way

It’s hard to overstate the challenges inherent in managing the retiring of important applications, operating systems, and databases. Lack of support, compatibility issues, and increased security risks can have far-reaching…

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Making the Financial Case for Windows Server 2003 Migration

Most IT professionals understand the importance of moving critical enterprise data and apps off Windows Server 2003 before support expires next July, but gaining support from budget-conscious business executives can…

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