Thursday, October 30th, 2014 @ 2:00pm ET
Final support for Windows Server 2003 ends in a little more than 200 days. Coincidentally, Microsoft estimates the average migration time for a Windows 2003 server is over 200 days. You can't stall any longer— especially for your critical workloads such as SQL Server; you must make some decisions, and soon. While applications running on Windows Server 2003 probably work just fine, management will ask: Why should we spend money on applications that are still working?
Technical director Sean Deuby will explain the perils of remaining on Windows Server 2003 and the promise of new capabilities that 10 years of computing advancements will bring you as business reasons for your upgrades. Sean will also present a checklist of EOL-related topics you need to consider. From application delivery models to upgrade paths, you'll come away with a better understanding of how to tackle your Windows Server 2003 EOS project.
In addition, Sachin Chheda, Director of Solutions Marketing for Nutanix will discuss options available as you begin your migration. You’ll learn how to:
- Migrate to web-scale converged infrastructure and eliminate storage complexity
- Leverage one efficient platform for all workloads including demanding SQL Server databases
- Improve SLA without incurring the overhead of traditional approaches
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Sean Deuby, technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, has over 25 years' experience in enterprise IT. He began his IT career running Texas Instruments' IBM VM systems, then helped design, deploy, and support TI's first Windows NT 3.5 worldwide infrastructure. He spent 10 years with Intel Corporation, where he was one of the architects of Intel's corporate Active Directory forest and the design engineer of the Directory Services team.
Sachin Chheda has long been involved in Information Technology with a variety of engineering, architect, and product management positions at HP, NetApp, and Nimble Storage. Over the years, he has developed and taken to market products and solutions that power some of the largest enterprises. At Nutanix, Sachin is responsible for bringing to market IT solutions based on the company’s award winning web-scale converged infrastructure. Sachin is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.