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Docker can modernize Windows Server applications reaching the end of life

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Docker has expanded its MTA program to help customers running legacy Windows Server Applications.

Are you still running legacy Windows Server Applications and worry as they are about to reach the end of life? With no official support, your applications are vulnerable to attacks. And don’t forget, running those legacy applications also mean you are not able to compete with your competitors as effectively as you may want.

But you are not alone. According to industry estimates, more than 70% of organizations are still running their workloads on legacy systems. These companies face an uphill battle, in terms of cost and technical challenges, as they embark on their cloud-native journey.

However, there is another challenge that face, as they work on their cloud journeys, their legacy workloads are reaching the end of life, leaving them vulnerable.

Docker identified this problem early on and created a program called MTA or Modernize Traditional Apps. The program doesn’t require customers to rewrite a single line of code or refactor their applications. Customers can immediately containerize their applications and start breaking them down while taking full advantage of cloud native technologies.

Now, Docker has launched a new program for Windows Server Application to address end of support issues.

The Windows Server application migration program enables customers to migrate and modernize legacy Windows Server applications in advance of the end-of-support deadline for Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

“Windows Server customers come to us for help designing a container strategy for their legacy applications that will help mitigate end of support issues,” said Scott Johnston, Chief Product Officer for Docker. “In addition, through this program, many customers experience a 50 percent reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO).”

Powered by Docker Enterprise 2.1 and customized application migration services and tools, the new program helps companies containerize and secure legacy Windows Server applications while enabling continuous innovation across any application.

One of the customers who is already taking advantage of this program is Mitchell International.

“The majority of our legacy product portfolio at Mitchell runs on Windows Server,” said Marius Dornean, Director R&D, Mitchell International. “We sought a solution that would allow us to containerize all of our applications so we could reap the benefits of DevOps, increase portability and align operational modalities across the board.”

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Swapnil Bhartiya
I have more than 12 years of experience covering Enterprise Open Source, Cloud, Containers, IoT, Machine Learning and general tech. My stories cover a very broad spectrum - traditional Linux, data center and Free Software to contemporary emerging technologies like 'serverless'. Widely Read: My stories have appeared in a multitude of leading publications including CIO, InfoWorld, Network World, The New Stack, Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN Magazine, HPE Insights, Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine, SweetCode, Linux For You, Electronics For You and more.

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