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Michael Grasso

Michael Grasso

Cloud Services Architect SoftwareONE Pennco Technology Institute High-Performance Technical Sales Professional with IT experience ranging from sales engineering, infrastructure engineering, datacenter management, consulting, strategy, and project management. Linkedin

SQL Server 2005 EOS – 4 Options for Migrating Your Workloads

October 8, 2015

Organizations still operating on SQL 2005 face considerable risks come April 12, 2016 when Microsoft no longer offers Extended Support. With a typical migration process of 200+ days, not including the roadmapping process, those organizations without a replacement strategy risk significantly increased support costs. One of the first things to understand in any discussion of […]

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How Microsoft Azure Drives Business Productivity

May 15, 2015

The idea of time-sharing computer resources arose when entrepreneurs realized that computing behemoths often had cycles to spare, mostly at night and on weekends after their technicians hung up the white coats they wore each day and went home. Excess capacity was sold to others, who accessed the mainframes via remote terminals. Time-sharing faded as Moore’s […]

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Simplifying Cloud – Microsoft Azure Optimizes IaaS and PaaS Cloud Models

December 23, 2014

As outlined in last week’s article, “Simplifying Cloud – Which Cloud Solution/Model Best Optimizes Your IT Workload,” trying to understand the various cloud models can be an overwhelming task for those trying to align their future IT strategy with their current capabilities. Organizations with mature datacenters that want to leverage the cloud’s enhanced control of […]

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Windows Server 2003 End of Support: Your 4 Step Process for Migrating to a Modern Solution

November 4, 2014

Now that you’re aware of the upcoming end of support (EOS) for Windows Server 2003, it is time to address potential solutions for migrating off your expiring workload and onto a modern solution. With 252 days remaining as of the date of this publish, SoftwareONE’s team of Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) have developed a simplified 4-step roadmap to […]

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