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Windows Server 2008 R2 End of Support

Chef helps customers get their Windows Server 2008 R2 migration efforts on track and moving full speed ahead without having to rewrite, refactor or divert resources from current projects.

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Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Ends January 14, 2020

End of support (EOS) for Windows Server 2008 R2 is a critical event that, if left unrecognized puts an organization at much higher risks for security breaches. Unfortunately, most organizations don’t align their internal application lifecycle schedules to the EOS schedules presented by software vendors like Microsoft and therein lies the major problem. How do you migrate applications running on Windows Server 2008 R2 to a supported OS without disrupting current business or projects?

Extend Your Application’s Lifecycle without Refactoring or Rewriting

Chef offers the only automated application lifecycle management solution of its kind that abstracts the application from the underlying Operating System (OS) by capturing and bundling its needed dependencies, and creating a portable package that can be deployed and managed anywhere.

With Chef, IT teams can repackage an application and deploy on a supported system without having to do a rewrite or refactor. Chef’s approach goes beyond doing a basic “lift and shift” by modernizing the application and enabling it to be managed the same way cloud native applications are managed. In fact, a major manufacturer estimated a savings of at least $1.6M across a portfolio of two hundred legacy apps using Chef Habitat vs. their previous plan of doing a lift-and-shift.

Maximize ROI with Chef

Cost Avoidance

Avoid paying for an extended support contract

Lower Operational Overhead

Eliminate thousands of hours of manual work

Speed Cloud Migrations

Decrease cloud migration times by 30% or more

Mitigate Risks

Ensure systems are current and compliant

Scale Continuous Delivery

Build once and deploy
on-demand anywhere

Increase Application ROI

Deliver new features and updates up to 80% faster

Chef Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Migration Program

Wherever you are in your migration efforts for Windows Server 2008 R2, Chef can help you get there faster and improve long-term manageability of the applications. The Chef Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Migration Program consists of: Chef Professional Services, the Chef IIS Site Migration Accelerator and the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack (EAS). Working with Chef Professional Services eliminates the need to divert resources from existing projects, accelerates delivery times and ensures a successful outcome.

Chef Windows Server IIS Site Migration Accelerator

.NET apps running on top of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) comprise a large number of the applications running on Windows Server 2008/R2. In response, Chef has built an accelerator that dramatically reduces the time it takes to migrate ASP.Net based applications. The Chef IIS Windows Server Site Migration Accelerator scans the dependency tree of an app and pulls together all of the DLLs so they can be recreated in their new home.

Fortune 500 Company Packages 75 IIS Sites in Less than 8 Hours

Using the Chef Windows IIS Accelerator, Chef consultants were able to scan, and package 75 ASP .NET based applications for a major US company in less than 8 hours.

74 apps

were scanned and packaged
within minutes

1 app

required to additional
3 hours of troubleshooting

“The Chef Enterprise Automation Stack gives clients a single path to production for newly-created and legacy applications that are being migrated into Azure.”

Jason Krech
Director at Perficient

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Unleash the Power of New Platforms and Innovate for the Future

The Chef Enterprise Automation Stack (EAS) offers a modern approach for coded enterprise to deliver value quickly, repeatedly, and securely over every application lifecycle. Chef is reinventing the way organizations build, deploy, secure and manage applications. By taking an application first approach, Chef enables companies to quickly capture everything the application depends on to run, and package it as an artifact that can be deployed anywhere. This portable, infrastructure-independent package format future-proofs your applications and protects your investments, allowing you to take advantage of whatever infrastructure innovations come next.

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