Cloud Lessons Learned: Four Companies That Migrated Windows Server

Cloud Lessons Learned: Four Companies That Migrated Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support approaches in January 2020, you’re probably considering how the

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As Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support approaches in January 2020, you’re probably considering how the cloud fits into your plans – and how it can help you avoid potential compliance risks and security hazards. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Many others are improving security, efficiency and performance while driving innovation and collaboration by moving on-premises workloads to the cloud. The four companies profiled in this eBook show how cloud modernisation can help you address the cost, skillset, security and compliance issues central to your business.

CIOs, CTOs, Senior IT Managers and IT directors whose companies are currently using Windows Server 2008 (including Windows Server 2008 R2), for which extended support will expire on January 14, 2020. It illustrates the main benefits of moving to Azure Virtual Machines, particularly regarding security, savings, support and the development experience. This eBook provides understanding and insight into the strategic and tactical aspects of such a move, as well as the business benefits (such as TCO/ROI), scope and requirements to help you weigh your options.

Read this e-book to learn why an Azure migration was the right path for Allscripts, GEA Group, Jellyfish Pictures, and MedPoint Digital.

You’ll discover the cost, skillset, and compliance lessons they learned along the way, along with how Azure helps you: 

  • Migrate easily using familiar Microsoft technologies.
  • Enable hybrid cloud scenarios with open-source capabilities.
  • Keep your existing workloads secure.
  • Get centralized services and support from Microsoft.

Allscripts migrates easily to familiar Microsoft technologies

In 2017, Allscripts acquired two companies with dozens of business-critical assets, plus more than 1,000 virtual machines running on a combination of older versions of Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Linux.
Allscripts lifted and shifted the applications to Azure in three weeks. It chose Azure because of its positive development experiences, Azure’s global datacentre footprint and its strong security posture.

By moving our acquired applications to Azure, we were able to get them up, running and adding value to the business in three weeks versus the three months needed to requisition servers and storage.

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