Manage Your Win2003 Transition with Ease
Microsoft’s support for all versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 ends on July 14, 2015. Organizations across the world are preparing their data centers for this event by migrating to newer platforms. Cisco and Microsoft have teamed up to provide the best single-platform solution in the market for companies, moving the latter to a modern infrastructure built on Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Cisco UCS server infrastructure.
Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision offers a panoply of enhancements and new features in areas such as virtualization, management, storage and networking. Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 are central to this vision. This upgrade is also the perfect time to switch to a system that was designed for virtualization and cloud from the ground up: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), a system deeply integrated with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Microsoft PowerShell. The integrated solution provides a flexible infrastructure that delivers all the benefits of Microsoft cloud, whether private or hybrid.
Cisco Capital is offering compelling finance options to enterprises that will help them manage this transition optimally. Prime among these is the option for companies to lease their Cisco solution. Acquiring technology on an OpEx-based model provides them with the latest infrastructure to run their business with reduced costs upfront.
Companies are not burdened with the equipment at the end of the lease period. At that point of time, they may opt to transition completely to cloud or to purchase the equipment from Cisco at a fair market value.
Cisco Capital’s solutions allow companies to stretch their investments by spreading out costs and bringing forward the strategic benefits of improved productivity. Companies may also use technology refresh options to manage technology obsolescence.
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