Docker recently announced the new Docker Windows Server Application Migration Program, a service to help organizations modernize legacy Windows Server 2008 apps.
Since Windows Server 2008 is still one of the most widely used operating systems, plenty of organizations use it to support legacy applications and data. But the system will no longer be supported as of January 2020, so users need a simple and secure way to transfer all of that data. According to Docker, the Docker Windows Server Application Migration program is the only way to containerize and secure all of those legacy applications running on Windows Server 2008 while also enabling business transformations through software.
Here’s what you should know about this new program and what it includes for customers.
Docker Enterprise is a container platform that runs Windows Server Applications. It includes support for Windows Server 2016, 1709, 1803 and will also support Windows Server 2019 upon its release. For organizations looking to consolidate or cut costs, Docker Enterprise can be a valuable tool.
The new service also includes a number of features to make migration, containerization, and discovery simple. The Docker Application Converter is a tool that automatically scans systems for specific applications, allowing you to create Docker artifacts quickly and speed up the containerization process. Additionally, Docker Certified Infrastructure gives users the ability to integrate the Docker Enterprise container platform directly into operations. It includes automation tools, best practices for configuration, and solution guides to help integrate containers into existing IT infrastructures.
Foundation for continuous innovation
Docker’s new tool also makes it easier for organizations to adopt new technologies and/or modernize existing applications. You can integrate new stacks from cloud-native apps, microservices, data science, edge computing, or AI into existing architecture without creating friction. This makes software-driven transformation and continuous innovation more possible across all applications.
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