I was with a colleague at lunch a few months back and this discussion came up in excruciating detail. The issue specifically had to do with security and compliance for old or “legacy applications” that are sitting on older versions of Windows or Red Hat.
The problem is one we hear often: the application was written by either someone who has moved on to another position, doesn’t work there anymore or was written by a company that went under or decided to end-of-life (EOL) the application.
What do you do when the vulnerability scanner run by your security department detects up to 600 applications that are out of compliance? In most cases, the security organization will want these applications either upgraded or moved off your network.
This isn’t always possible due to the criticality of most of these applications. Often, they are critical to run the day-to-day operations of the company or they are critical to the well-being of the organization.
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Congratulations to the crew at Nutanix, who just hit the public markets in a successful IPO. I hope this marks the beginning of a tech-IPO revival. What it definitely demonstrates is that organizations are investing heavily in their hybrid enterprise infrastructure. It also highlights the huge role converged systems will have on the data centers that companies will continue to build.
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July 14, 1789. If you’re a history buff, you recognize the date. In France, the Storming of the Bastille. In our industry, July 14, 2015 was just as historic; it marked the official end of support by Microsoft for Windows 2003. The date was called out well in advance by the trade press with multiple recommendations for remediation, as the threatening negative security consequences for running critical apps on W2003 were communicated globally.
So how serious was the problem, how much of it has been solved nearly one year later, and what opportunities still exist for Skyport Channel Partners? Some quick facts:Continue Reading →