Photo – Shaun Lim, Chief Technical Officer, Shinjiru
Malaysia based hosting provider Shinjiru has migrated to the latest edition of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V for its enhanced tenant self-service capabilities, better scalability, as well as efficient cloud and datacentre management capabilities, it said.
The move will allow Shinjuru to more easily support a wider range of technologies including Microsoft and open source, said Adam Lee, Shinjuru’s product manager. “Shinjiru needed to provide an open and scalable hosting platform because that’s the current client trend.”
“Clients want flexibility to scale their server resources as needed in order to control costs and meet business demands,” said Lee. “With our existing hosting platform we couldn’t give them truly cutting-edge capabilities.”
Shaun Lim, chief technology officer at Shinjuru, said the company wanted a server platform to increase self-service functionalities such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and disaster recovery services.”
“We saw that more and more enterprises were moving towards Microsoft,” said Lim. “The decision was thus taken and Shinjiru’s migration was managed by Enfrasys, a Microsoft Gold partner for Management and Virtualisation in Malaysia.”
He said that since the migration, Shinju as signficantly increased it infrastructure efficiency with the ability to support 64 nodes and 8,000 virtual machines in a single cluster and perform live migrations.
“High server scalability, high availability and unlimited virtualisation make it much easier for us to meet the changing needs of our clients,” added Shinjuru’s Lee.
Windows Server 2003 countdown
Microsoft Malaysia chief marketing & operations officer Rukmani Subramanian said Shinjiru’s move to the latest version of Windows Server was timely. “Microsoft has been proactively communicating to its Windows Server 2003 customers directly about the impeding end of support.”
Microsoft has officially started the one-year countdown to the end of support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 that will happen on 15 July 2015. Organisations still running on Windows Server 2003 will need to migrate their servers in order to avoid security, compliance, additional costs and compatibility risks.
“While it’s very common for customers to manage a mixed environment of old and new, with a year to go, it is time for IT decision makers to accelerate their move to the cloud,” said Subramanian. “The good news is that there is a clear path for migration to a Microsoft cloud-enabled platform whether it is an on-premise private cloud, public cloud or through a service provider.”
“CIOs today need a modern cloud-based IT infrastructure to power the rising demand for apps, mobility and data insights. Microsoft is unique in our vision, which is based on providing choice of on-premise, hybrid or a full cloud platform based on customer needs,” she said.