Microsoft will launch the next version of Windows Server next year. But according to a survey released yesterday, IT departments are planning to take their time – at least a year – before adopting the new OS Microsoft server. Moreover, it seems that companies are not eager to test the containerization functions of the operating system.
Of the 300 IT professionals surveyed by the professional network IT Spiceworks, in small, medium and large enterprises, a majority said they would wait at least a year after the release of Windows Server 2016 before deploying next version of Microsoft’s server OS. Some even considering not migrate.40% of respondents said they expect between one and three years before using Windows Server 2016, and 23% of them said they did not plan to do the update.However, even if the data from the survey are reliable, the adoption of the software during the first year of its output should be more consistent than that seen with Windows Server 2012. A year after its release, only 12% of businesses had adopted. This time, 17% of respondents said they plan to deploy Windows Server 2016 in the first year.
2/3 will not invest more than $ 10,000 to migrate
According to Peter Tsai, an analyst at Spiceworks, the reasons for adoption or non-adoption are diverse. There are those who do not want teething and prefer to wait until the first problems are resolved. “Another reason is that IT departments often have applications that are not compatible with the latest operating system,” he explained. “Or they are accustomed to wait six months, a year, or two years before adopting a new technology, until all the initial bugs are corrected.” Moreover, companies do not intend to book a big line of credit to the adoption of Windows Server 2016. Just over two-thirds of respondents said they would not spend more than $ 10 000 hardware and software to move to the new OS. Both say a drop of water on the overall budget. The report on the state of IT in 2016 published by Spiceworks, next year, the companies plan to spend an average of $ 200,000 in hardware and software.
No hurry on containerization capabilities
Another interesting finding: IT managers do not necessarily look forward to using the containerization capabilities of Windows Server 2016, put forward by Microsoft.Although the server software includes native tools to work with two different types of containers, IT professionals surveyed said they wanted above all enjoy the improvements to Hyper-V and PowerShell. According to Peter Tsai, “the adoption of containers rose sharply, but small companies still expect these solutions to be validated in the field.” “Some very recent technologies, such as containers, especially interest to very large companies, managers of large data centers or cloud providers that offer many services used in particular by small businesses,” said analyst Spiceworks. “But for an IT department that manages dozens of servers or less, the containers do not present any particular interest. Small businesses prefer to wait to see if the technology is reliable and whether all the bugs have been fixed before adopting it. ”
This does not mean that the chances of success are compromised Windows Server 2016. Especially as, IT departments will be forced to leave Windows Server 2003 side whose support is no longer provided by Microsoft for this year. According Spiceworks, 59% of companies are still rotating at least one instance of Windows Server 2003. Now they will have to resolve to upgrade their systems to Windows Server 2016 if they want to continue to receive security updates.