Cloud lessons learned: Four companies that migrated Windows Server

Read the latest whitepaper titled,

Read the latest whitepaper titled, "Cloud lessons learned: Four companies that migrated Windows Server" on Whitepapers Online While the end of support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is looming over the horizon, it doesn't mean that your company will have to sacrifice the savings, security, development experience and support required by the workloads. Other companies such as GEA Group, Allscripts, MedPoint Digital and Jellyfish Pictures have already demonstrated that as Azure migration is an efficient, flexible and feasible option. Read the following whitepaper to understand the skills, cost and compliance insight offered by an Azure migration.

Who is the Whitepaper for?

The whitepaper is aimed at CTOs, CIOs, Senior IT Managers as well as IT directors. Many companies are still actively using the Windows Server 2008, but its extended support is expected to expire on January 14, 2020. Learn about the key benefits of shifting to the Azure Virtual Machines. Also, gain a better understanding and valuable insights into the tactical and strategic aspects of the move along with business benefits, requirements and scope in order to weigh all the possible options.

Continuing the Cloud Journey

Its the end of an era with support for the Windows Server 2008 drawing to a close next January. Here is how the cloud can fit into your plans and help avoid prospective security hazards and compliance risks.


In 2017, Allscripts was involved in the acquisition of two companies, along with dozens of assets critical to business operations. It had more than a thousand virtual machines running on a combination of older versions of Microsoft SQL Server, Linux and Windows Server. By lifting and shifting all their applications to Azure within 3 weeks, Allscripts was able to get all of them up and running. The benefits of moving to Azure included speed, security, savings and open-source compatibility.


GEA centralized control of its IT estate which included 300 sites worldwide, with 3000 servers, 120 SAP instances and over a hundred ERP systems. The company migrated all its server infrastructure to Microsoft Azure, with its global IT outsourcing provider providing backup for the services. The benefits if doing so included agility, modernization, savings, efficiency and oversight.


The top digital studio had landed in a soup as slow rendering times in servers that were on-premise had reduced productivity and driven up costs. Thanks to Azure Virtual Machines for HPC workloads, Jellyfish was able to mix and match  Windows and open source, save on licensing costs and enjoy the superior support offered by the Azure team. Some of the major benefits of doing so were increased productivity, better savings, flexibility, security, as well as reduced spending volatility.


MedPoint Digital solutions wanted rapid innovations and easy adaptation to the ever-changing consumer and regulatory requirements. Hence, the company decided to shift its hosting and development to Microsoft Azure. The move to Azure enabled MedPoint to increase savings by reducing licensing costs and become more compliant and innovative.

Key Takeaways from "Cloud lessons learned: Four companies that migrated Windows Server"

  • How to migrate easily through the use of familiar Microsoft technologies
  • How to enable hybrid cloud scenarios using open-source capabilities
  • Ways to ensure that existing workloads are kept secure
  • How to get centralized support and services from Microsoft
Download this whitepaper to gain invaluable insights into how the four companies mentioned above gained numerous benefits by migrating from Windows Server to Azure.

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