Windows 2003/XP Migration
With Windows Server 2003 approaching end of support (EOS), enterprise IT departments face increasing security and compliance risks.
The clock is ticking: the End of Support for Windows Server 2003, #WS2003EOS, arrives 14th July 2015 . This means there will be no more patches or security updates and your applications and business will be at risk. New threats won’t be addressed and WS2003 systems will be a security risk and compliance nightmare.
Especially for those in heavily regulated industries — pharmaceuticals, banking/finance and insurance, as well as any company that processes credit card transactions — this will cause a heavy compliance burden and could put you at risk of accruing penalties and fines.
Industry experts’ estimates vary widely, ranging between 10 and 20 million WS2003 machines still running worldwide…
Blue Turtle bring you the migration tool that will simplify the upgrade and installation process: AppZero.
Microsoft’s end of support for WS2003 occurred on July 14, 2015. AppZero is recommended by Microsoft for moving a variety of apps to WS2012 and Azure.
With AppZero’s “up level” app migration you can quickly and easily move your applications from old, bare metal machines running outdated versions of the Windows OS to any server, anywhere – cloud or datacenter- running newer operating systems such as Windows Server 2008 (R2) or Windows 2012. AppZero moves the applications in much less time than it would take to install them and lets you move that application onto a new operating system.
Simple, fast, no code changes and you can leave the old systems behind. AppZero migration can even move old 32-bit apps to 64-bit OS such as WS2012. If you’re moving to WS2012, you can get there in one step – no need to first upgrade to WS2008.
AppZero identifies, extracts, and moves enterprise Windows server applications without adding software on the source or production server, and with no changes to the application. Because AppZero moves just the applications, it is cloud independent, hypervisor agnostic, and perfectly suited for modernization of the OS and supporting infrastructure.
How does AppZero work?
Traditional installation methods: In traditional installations, an application becomes entwined with the environment as it associates itself with configuration files, binaries, libraries, the registry, making changes to the underlying OS as it runs.
In no time, the application is inseparable from that environment – rigid and immovable. So, each time an application is needed somewhere else, someone needs to do the grueling, repetitive, error-prone, and time-consuming work to install and configure it.
The AppZero approach:
AppZeropackages an application with all it needs, but without an OS. The application can be freely moved anywhere that there is a machine – physical or virtual, in a customer’s datacenter or in any number of clouds – as long as there is a compatible OS running.
When the application runs, it is moderated by a light intercept layer that isolates the application from the OS. This layer redirects any modifications that are made to an application’s artifacts (files, registry) keeping them contained in the AppZero encapsulation file (described in call out box below). This encapsulation means that as the OS runs and changes, application changes are not entwined with the OS. So, the application is free to move again, repeatedly. The application can move from cloud to cloud, with no lock-in, and back to the datacenter.
AppZero calls its encapsulation “Virtual Application Appliance” (VAA): appzero encapsulates existing enterprise applications in virtual application appliances (VAAs). The AppZero software solution creates, controls, and maintains VAAs.
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AppZero™ software makes new and existing enterprise applications moveable on a repeatable basis, without any re-engineering.
- AppZero™ is the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to and from, and among, any clouds with no lock-in.
- The agility of IT operations gets a boost with instant application provisioning on premises or in the cloud.
- Instantly deploy fully configured applications to physical or virtual machines at a customer site or on any cloud.