Our infrastructure modernisation offer!

Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Techflare have partnered with an exclusive offering around Infrastructure Modernisation. Aimed to help enterprise customers who have a significant investment in legacy applications, unsupported operating systems and SQL deployed in their environments. This service will help customers to understand optimisation, migration and consolidation opportunities which exist within their environment.

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What is infrastructure modernisation.


Infrastructure Modernisation is the process of optimising, migrating and consolidating existing infrastructure that runs on legacy platforms across a variety of technology including Windows, SQL, Oracle, Linux. The purpose of infrastructure modernisation is to improve your ROI, reduce and mitigate risk and decrease your TCO whilst increasing performance. The program consists of assessment, preparation, migration and management.







Hewlett Packard has been in the innovation business for more than 75 years. HP’s vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organizations of all sizes – from global enterprises to local startups – transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future.

Since 2004 TechFlare has been helping companies transform using technology. We are business transformers! We get companies ahead and keep them ahead. We do this by being thought leaders and consultants, implementing services and technologies through good project management and finally by providing incredible support services. We’ve won awards and build up 12 years of solid expertise and a reputation of being tenacious, creative and available.



Q&A


Why would I want to "modernise" my infrastructure?


  • Underutilized hardware.
  • Barriers to expansion (77%+ of IT budget is often used to keep the business running).
  • Difficult management – too broad physical infrastructure.
  • Increased TCO including server sprawl, electricity and floor space.
  • Lack of agility – weeks to months per tasks.

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What are the triggers in which would cause me to migrate?

  • Consolidation to Private / Public cloud platforms becoming increasingly popular
  • OPEX vs CAPEX when running on Azure / Cloud
  • Windows Server 2003 End of Support Platform Refresh
  • SQL Server 2005 End of Support April 12th 2016
  • Hybrid Cloud, Flexibility, SQL on Premise to Azure Cloud and Back
  • Reducing Maintenance & Operational Costs

SQL Server 2005 Extended Support Ends in 2016

  • SQL Server 2005 – Mainstream EOL April 11, 2011 Extended EOL April 12, 2016

What does extended support mean?

  • No security updates – No access to critical security updates, opening the potential for business interruptions
  • Compliance concerns – as support ends, your organisation will likely fail to meet regulatory standards compliance

What are the benefits to upgrade to SQL Server 2014+?

  • Achieve mission critical performance including performance gains, greater DR and larger scalability
  • Maintain Security and Compliance – least vulnerable database platform for over six years in a row, manage compliance audit results and keep receiving support, security updates and hotfixes.
  • Optimise Data Infrastructure – Virtualise and consolidate for maximum performance at low TCO,
  • On premise and Azure with Hybrid Cloud and Migrate web applications to Azure SQL Database to reduce administrative needs.

Windows Server 2003 End of Life

  • EOL for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015 – Microsoft is no longer providing automatic fixes, updates or online technical assistance.
  • HP and Microsoft are working together to move enterprises onto Windows 2012, investing in future of x86 business.

What does end of support mean for Windows Server 2003?

  • Increased Risk – Windows Updates, security updates will no longer be available
  • Microsoft will no longer support Windows 2003 on a virtualised platform
  • Higher Support Costs – High cost custom support agreements (CSAs) fees for custom support agreements first year are usually in the range of 200K+ and can compound, existing physical hardware may be 5-7 years old, expensive to maintain.
  • Compexity – No direct path to Windows 2012 (particularly from x86 architecture), need to address application sas well as the OS (legacy, ISV, custom), Can’t take advantage of modern IT infrastructure management tools
  • Data Centre Efficiency
  • Security
  • Resiliency
  • Functionality
  • Compliance

Benefits of using this service

  • Move to Windows 2012 without worrying about disruption of business, and ease the implementation through step-by-step migration assessment, preparation, execution,and transition to operations.
  • The services facilitate “ready-to-use” HP
  • ConvergedSystem and IT infrastructure modernization along the way.

What will HP/Techflare do for us?

  • Prepare your organisation and environment HPE Transformation Workshop for Windows Server 2003 Migration, HPE Migration Assessment Service Windows Server 2012, HP Training Needs Assessment for IT staff

  • Smooth Migration & Speedy Consolidation HPE Database Migration Service – Custom SOW, based on required assessment, estimates driven by VM’s, OSI’s, size complexity and attached applications.

  • Proactive Support and Organisational readiness - HPE Proactive Care – Select Credits, Education services around Windows Server 2012 – 2014 / Technical Training.

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