VirtaMove Smooths the Migration Path to Windows Server 2019

Author(s): Darin Stahl

VirtaMove’s application migration solution smooths the path to Windows Server 2019 for legacy server applications. The V-Migrate software automates a stateful reinstall of legacy server applications from Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016 on Windows Server 2019.

Each release of Windows Server brings the efforts associated with migration of legacy Windows Server applications to the new server’s OS. Even with the wide adoption of server virtualization, upgrades of individual legacy Windows Servers continue to be done by hand, either “Clean Install” or “In-Place Upgrade” as supported by Microsoft’s upgrade guidance.

VirtaMove’s migration products V-Maestro, V-Monitor, and V-Migrate enable low-effort migration of Windows-based applications from Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019 on in-house servers or to public cloud environments, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

Using the V-Migrate stateful reinstall does not require enterprise IT to develop install scripts, handle source code, or support overhead associated Windows containers or orchestration tools such as Docker.

Our Take

Past experience with the effort to complete either clean installs or in-place upgrades means enterprise IT shops will carefully question the motives and timing of Windows Server 2019 adoption. The result is often a Windows Server environment spread across multiple OS versions and a delay of the benefits for Windows Server 2019.

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