Rackspace Unveils Windows Server 2012 Cloud Migration Tool

Grazed from The Vary Guy. Author: Christopher Tozzi.

Moving is never fun. That's true whether the move is between houses, offices or Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Server platforms. But for enterprises migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012, Rackspace (RAX) hopes to make life a little easier with a "Cloud Assessment" tool it unveiled this week to help analyze and plan cloud computing needs on Server 2012.

With the latest service pack for Server 2003 now more than 6 years old, and with Server 2012 having been on the market for more than a year, it's making less and less sense to continue running Web and cloud applications on a server platform more than a decade old. Enough cloud users are apparently still doing so, however, that Rackspace thinks pushing them toward an upgrade to Server 2012 is worthwhile...

Its Cloud Assessment tool is designed to help in that process. Available as a download from the Rackspace website, it generates brief reports on server usage and makes recommendations about users' cloud resource needs. The tool's usefulness is not limited strictly to planning migrations between Server 2003 and Server 2012, but that's one obvious use scenario. It's also one of the main reasons Rackspace seems to hope customers will deploy the program, which is not surprising given the increased revenue opportunities and simplified support that Rackspace stands to enjoy if more customers upgrade their cloud operating system...

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