With Windows Server 2003 Support Ending Soon, PrinterLogic Enables Enterprises to Eliminate Print Servers for Easier Migration
St. George, UTAH—January 7, 2015—PrinterLogic, the leading Enterprise Printer Management solution, today announced a simple migration plan for all enterprises needing to update their Windows Server 2003 servers. With Microsoft’s announced end-of-life (EOL) for support of Windows Server 2003/R2 servers taking effect in July 2015, PrinterLogic’s web-based printer management platform enables enterprises of all sizes to reduce the migration time from months to hours.
“Estimates show that over 10 million machines are still running Windows Server 2003, which means that a lot of enterprises are still putting off their migration plans,” said Ryan Wedig, President and COO of PrinterLogic. “This isn’t surprising, because the migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008/R2 (or 2012/R2) can be extremely frustrating, not to mention very expensive, particularly when it comes to migrating your print environment.”
PrinterLogic single integrated platform enables enterprises to avoid print-related issues during server migration, regardless of whether companies decide to pursue a server-replacement or a server-consolidation strategy. Its on-premise web application can be installed in a matter of minutes, removes the single point of failure that print servers introduce, and eliminates the need for tedious and costly reconfiguration of print settings.
The PrinterLogic Windows Server 2003 Migration Plan consists of two different paths, depending on the enterprise’s strategy:
Strategy #1—Replacing Old Hardware with New Servers
When replacing old servers with new servers, the enterprise can easily migrate the file, DNS, DHCP and other services to the new server using Microsoft’s standard migration wizard. But instead of dealing with the problems of migrating the print service to the new server, the enterprise can instead use PrinterLogic to simply convert all existing printers to a centrally managed Direct IP printer environment and manage it through an easy to use web-based administrator. The enterprise keeps all the same printer drivers, all of its printer settings are maintained, and its users will never notice a change.
Strategy #2—Data Center Consolidation
To cut costs and increase efficiencies, organizations are consolidating as many servers and applications to the Data Center as possible. Print servers are consistently very difficult to centralize for many reasons, including heavy print job traffic on the WAN, requiring the use of scripting and GPOs and they act as a single point of failure. With PrinterLogic, enterprises are able to easily convert its end users’ printers to a centrally managed Direct IP printer environment and manage it through an easy to use web-based administrator. Once again, the enterprise keeps all the same drivers, all of its printer settings are maintained, and its users are never interrupted. With this solution the enterprise can eliminate the need for the print server altogether and complete its server-less office or server consolidation/infrastructure simplification initiatives.
Regardless of the size of the enterprise, the number of servers that need updating, or the strategy they wish to undertake—PrinterLogic can help eliminate the issues associated with migrating print environments. This helps ensure uptime of print servers during migration while reducing cost and help desk calls for the enterprise.
Thousands of enterprises use PrinterLogic's patent-pending printer and driver management platform to deliver Mobile, Pull and Virtual printing, while eliminating print servers and providing a self-service portal that empowers end users to install their own printers. PrinterLogic recently won the 2017 Buyers Laboratory prestigious Pick award as Outstanding Enterprise Print Environment Platform. In addition, the company has been recognized twice as one of the fastest growing companies in North America – being ranked number 141 overall (and 8th amongst software vendors) on the Inc. 5000 and number 107 on the Deloitte Fast 500. For more information, or for a free trial, please visit www.printerlogic.com. Questions? Watch our video or connect with us on Twitter at @PrinterLogic or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Google+.
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