2 Dell + Windows Server 2008: A Powerful Combination Microsoft has launched the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet: Windows Server Dell closely collaborated with Microsoft during development, gaining expertise in all aspects of its features and functionality. We created a validated, repeatable process which adds reliability, lowers risk, and drives quicker engagement for migration. Thanks to this strong partnership and our hands-on experience, we can help simplify the adoption of Windows Server Our hardware is optimized for the new OS, outperforming competitive platforms, and our robust consulting services offer exceptional flexibility when upgrading or migrating. The evolution of Server Technology Windows Server 2008 is designed to provide increased reliability and control over your server infrastructure. New virtualization tools, Web technologies, and security enhancements help save time and reduce costs, and provide you with high availability and increased flexibility for your changing business needs. Windows Server 2008 builds on the success and strengths of Windows Server 2003, but is much more than a refinement of the previous version. It delivers powerful new functionality that will add real value by simplifying your business operations and improving efficiency. Enhancements are in four key areas: Web Deliver rich, Web-based experiences efficiently and effectively with the powerful Web Application and Services Platform. Internet Information Server 7.0 offers improved administration and diagnostics, better development and application tools, and lower infrastructure costs. Security Windows Server 2008 is the most secure Windows Server ever, providing security innovations such as Network Access Protection, Federated Rights Management, and Read-Only Domain Controller. Combined with the enhanced security features of Dell servers Trusted Platform Modules, Network Interface Cards, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) adapters and you have unprecedented levels of protection for your data. Virtualization Server virtualization is often considered to be complex and time-consuming, but Dell has greatly simplified the process, making it a smart solution for companies of any size. And with Hyper-V technology built in to Windows Server 2008, it s now even easier. Windows Server uses a 64-bit hypervisorbased platform for better reliability and scalability, and also provides high availability and increased security. Business Workload Foundation With features such as Server Core, PowerShell, Windows Deployment Services, and enhanced networking and clustering technologies, Windows Server 2008 offers a versatile and reliable platform for your workload and application requirements.
3 1. Windows Server 2008 with hyper-v Hyper-V virtualization technology helps you increase system availability for production server consolidation, disaster recovery, and end-to-end management of dynamic data centers. You can also run a legacy OS, such as Windows 2000, on the latest platforms as a virtual instance to avoid compatibility issues. 2. World-Class Web and Application Platform A secure, easy-to-manage platform for developing and reliably hosting applications and services. 3. improved Networking Performance Take full advantage of today s multi-gigabit networks, and completely secure and control the flow of network traffic. Top 10 Reasons to Migrate to Windows Server Enhanced Security and Compliance Developed from the ground up for security, helping you adhere to the strictest IT compliance standards. Plus, Network Access Protection ensures that any computer connecting to the network meets corporate policy for healthy requirements. 5. Maximized OS Cycle By migrating to Windows Server 2008 now, you can maximize the operating system cycle and take full advantage of the financial and technical benefits of the new functionality. 6. Control Over Your Remote Infrastructure Streamline the management of your remote infrastructure with enhancements to Active Directory, including Read-Only Domain Controllers and administrative role separation. 7. Simplified Server Management The Server Management Console provides a single, unified tool for managing your server s configuration, displaying status, and managing roles. 8. Superior Scripting and Task Automation Automate common tasks and easily control system administration. 9. presentation Virtualization Secure access to internal applications through firewall-friendly ports. 10. The Power of Windows Vista Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista share a number of technologies across networking, storage, security, and management.
4 Migrating the Dell Way Windows Server 2008 can revolutionize your data center, but migrating to a new OS can be complicated and risky without the proper planning. You may have concerns about data migration, hardware limitations, integration of existing applications, and licensing issues. That s where Dell comes in. We have conducted extensive engineering around Windows Server 2008 to minimize the amount of work for your IT department. We will create a roadmap that is customized to your needs, ensuring that your migration is fast and reliable, with no interruption to your day-to-day business. Here s how: Windows Server 2008 is tested and validated on Dell servers to ensure it will work in your environment. Dell s Readiness Advisor tool scans your network to determine which Dell servers are ready for Windows Server 2008, saving you time and money. Unmatched speed and security. We pre-install Microsoft security updates in every server we sell, enabling secure integration and speeding up deployment time. We worked with customers in a variety of industries and, as part of our Early Adopter Program, have devoted thousands of hours to developing our field readiness and expertise around Windows Server Now we can pass our best practices on to you. SUPPORT TRAINING IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP DELL MIGRATION SERVICES ASSESSMENT DESIGN DIRECT FROM DELL Global Infrastructure Consulting Services Dell Global Infrastructure Consulting Services is working with customers worldwide to deliver smooth Windows Server 2008 migrations. We provide technology workshops, a comprehensive Readiness Assessment, and a structured design to ensure a solution built around your specific needs. Select the services you require, scale up or down as needed. No hassle, no army of consultants, just a solution that delivers results. Why Dell + Windows Server 2008? ISSUE The energy costs, space limitations, and management complexity that come from server sprawl SOLUTION Virtualization. Windows Server with Hyper-V uses a 64-bit hypervisor-based platform, and when run on Dell PowerEdge servers, you ll see lower energy consumption and increased availability, accessibility, and control without taking up additional space in your data center. Currently run Windows Server 2000 or 2003 To continue to receive server support, and take advantage of the latest IT advances, a transition to 2008 is necessary. Windows Server 2003 users can upgrade to Windows Server 2008, but Windows Server 2000 users must backup data and install Windows Server 2008 from scratch. Dell s Global Infrastructure Consulting Services will advise you on best practice for this process to ensure a successful migration. The accessibility and management issues that come from a decentralized workforce Security threats such as viruses, spam, unauthorized access, and federal mandates Complex IT infrastructure management Concerns about the timing or risks of migration With work conducted outside the confines of the office, security and productivity are critical concerns. Features such as remote infrastructure administration, BitLocker, SharePoint, and Network Access Protection (NAP) can all help simplify your operations. Dell s new generation of PowerEdge servers are the most secure we ve ever produced, and are designed to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your data. Dell pre-installs Microsoft security updates on every server, which also features Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), Network Interface Cards (NIC), and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) adapters for enhanced security. Dell s OpenManage 5.3 supports Windows Server 2008, and delivers a set of server tools which help simplify everything from deployment to monitoring to change management. As a result of our field expertise, Dell services can help speed deployment time and ensure a seamless Windows Server 2008 transition by creating a validated, repeatable migration process. Our best-practice approach has allowed some customers to be ready to pre-build in as few as five weeks.
5 MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008 Simplifying IT By reducing cost and complexity in your data center, you can devote more resources to making innovation a daily business practice. Central to IT simplification is streamlining maintenance and maximizing availability and by running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 on Dell, you can do both. the dell difference Simplification is in our DNA We are dedicated to helping you reclaim time and resources through IT simplification. One Size Does Not Fit All We approach each customer differently, discovering the key concerns and determining the best approach to deploying a solution comprised of hardware, software, and services. Fully Integrated We partner with industry leaders such as Microsoft to help ensure that our solutions always work with the latest technologies. More Than Hardware We complement our cutting-edge hardware with premier software and services for rapid deployment, increased manageability, and real business value.
6 evolutionary Servers, evolutionary Service Windows Server 2008 is ready to run the next generation of networks, applications, and Web services and Dell can help you get the most out of it. Faster: We have ensured that our servers, both past and present, are ready for Windows Server Our migration services are also right-sized and tailored to your specific needs. You ll spend less time on deployment and configuration and more time on growing your business. Better: The new features in Windows Server 2008 simplify power management and improve energy efficiency. Combined with Dell s Power and Cooling hardware solutions, you ll get the industry s most comprehensive green data center strategy. Smarter: Our products, services, and use of industry-leading tools can help enable a seamless transition by creating a validated, repeatable migration process. With Dell, you can take advantage of the next-generation operating system...today. simply put Dell offers a complete portfolio of services to help simplify adoption of Windows Server 2008 Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc Dell Inc. All rights reserved. SIMPLIFY servers AT dell.com/ws2008
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