Windows Server 2008 Consulting - 2008 Upgrades

windows server 2008 consultantsThe complexity and integration requirements of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 calls for an IT consulting firm with hands-on expertise and broad knowledge in designing and building cohesive end-to-end business technology solutions. The early experience of  the Microsoft Gold Certified consultants at PPC on Windows Server 2008 as well as Windows Server 2008 R2, assures you success configuring Windows Servers in ways that align optimally with your business goals.   PPC has Windows Server consultants that are already certified and experienced on Windows Server 2008 that can help you with planning, deploying/upgrading, managing and troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 based solutions that maximize the business value of your IT network.  Reasons to consider this adopting or upgrading to this technology materpiece include:

Built for the Web
Windows Server 2008 comes with Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7), a Web server and security-enhanced, easy-to-manage platform for developing and reliably hosting Web applications and services. A major enhancement to the Windows Web platform, IIS7 includes a componentized architecture for greater flexibility and control. IIS7 also provides simplified management, powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities that save time, and comprehensive extensibility. Internet Information Server IIS7 together with the .NET Framework 3.0 provide a comprehensive platform for building applications that connect users and data, enabling them to visualize, share, and act on information. Additionally, IIS7 plays a central role in unifying Microsoft's Web platform technologies?ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation Web services, and Windows SharePoint Services.  No consulting firm knows more about IIS7 than the IIS Consultants at PPC. 

Virtualization Built In
Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V is Microsoft's next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology.  PPC's Hyper-V consultants can leverage Hyper-V to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines running on a single physical machine. You can also efficiently run multiple operating systems?Windows, Linux and others?in parallel on a single server. With virtualization built into the Windows Server 2008 operating system and simple licensing policies, it's now easier than ever to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization. Applications can also be efficiently virtualized using Windows Server 2008 centralized application access technologies. Terminal Services Gateway and Terminal Services RemoteApp allow easy remote access to standard Windows-based programs from anywhere by running them on a terminal server instead of directly on a client computer?without the need for a complicated VPN.

Security
Windows Server 2008 is the most secure Windows Server yet. The operating system has been hardened to protect against failure and several new technologies help prevent unauthorized connections to your networks, servers, data, and user accounts. Network Access Protection (NAP) helps ensure that computers that try to connect to your network comply with your organization's security policy. Technology integration and several enhancements make Active Directory services a potent unified and integrated Identify and Access (IDA) solution. And Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) and BitLocker Drive Encryption allow you to more securely deploy your AD database at branch office locations.

A Solid Foundation for Your Business Workloads
Windows Server 2008 provides a solid foundation for all of your server workload and application requirements while being easy to deploy and manage. The all-new Server Manager provides a unified management console that simplifies and streamlines server setup, configuration, and ongoing management. Windows PowerShell, a new command-line shell, enables administrators to automate routine system administration tasks across multiple servers. Windows Deployment Services provides a simplified, secure means of rapidly deploying the operating system via network-based installations. And Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering wizards, and full IPv6 support plus consolidated management of Network Load Balancing, make high availability easier to set up.

Backing up Windows Server 2008 with DPM 2010
Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 has now support for Windows Server 2008 R2.  DPM 2010 protects highly available virtual machines (VM) deployed on Windows Server 2008 R2 using Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) clusters.  DPM also backs up standalone Hyper-V servers and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clusters.  Learn more from our DPM 2010 Consulting team.

Finally, the new Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008 allows for installation of server roles with only the necessary components and subsystems without a graphical user interface. Fewer roles and features means minimizing disk and service footprints while reducing attack surfaces.

For businesses in California  and select cities across the US, PPC's Microsoft-certified experts offer computer assistance and professional consulting support for the entire array of Microsoft .NET servers, Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows 2008 Server. PPC migration, installation, optimization, and support capabilities cover system design, configuration, and management help for project management and documentation, on-site and off-site IT support and network troubleshooting, Help Desk Outsourcing Services, comprehensive security expertise, and full-service outsourcing.

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