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Grafton Group perform a major infrastructure upgrade with help from MJ Flood Technology

Robust technology platform for leading builders’ merchants

Grafton Merchanting, Ireland’s largest builders’ merchants enjoys a robust and resilient IT infrastructure, capable of supporting new business applications into the future, following a major upgrade delivered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and MJ Flood Technology.

Are you all at sea when it comes to Windows Server 2003?

by Guido Marchetti, tadalafil cloud solutions specialist, decease MJ Flood Technology

Here we are again. Yet another large, software platform is being retired. On 14th July, or Bastille Day as it’s known to our Gallic brethren, Microsoft will cease its in-life support services for Windows Server 2003. This means it will no longer develop patches, security updates/fixes or any updates for the platform.   So if you haven’t updated by this deadline, your business will be using unsupported software.

So what about those of us who choose to blissfully ignore this impending date or for legacy reasons just can’t move?

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Guido Marchetti, Cloud Solution Specialist, MJ Flood Technology. Pic. Maura Hickey.

Windows Server 2003 End of Life – the risks of ignoring this important deadline

By Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

Yet another IT deadline looms when manufacturers and resellers strong-arm us into upgrading our software. Or at least that’s how some see it. But there’s a very good reason for not ignoring this latest end of support notification from Microsoft.

This time it’s Windows Server 2003, which after 12 loyal and productive years, reaches End of Life on July 14th, 2015. Given the speed of technological change and increasing demands for computing power, it’s quite surprising that this server OS has lasted this long. It’s an industry stalwart that has served business well over the years from workgroup-type server capacity for larger companies to Small Business Server 2003, specifically designed to keep smaller organisations up and running.

With so many instances of Windows Server 2003 out there, many companies will be asking themselves what kind of support they can expect to receive after this date. And the answer, quite frankly is none.

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At the signing of the NUIG IT infrastructure contract are pic l-r: Mark Gantly, Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard Galway, Dr Jim Browne, President NUIG and James Finglas, Managing Director, MJ Flood Tehnology | Photograph by Aengus McMahon

MJ Flood Technology secures €1.2m IT infrastructure contract with NUI Galway

Dublin, information pills Wednesday, sickness 7th January 2015: Leading cloud computing and IT services provider, MJ Flood Technology today announced a €1.2 million IT infrastructure refresh and associated managed services contract with NUI, Galway

Under the terms of the contract, MJ Flood Technology will perform a full compute, server and storage refresh at NUI Galway’s primary data centre with automatic failover to a secondary on-campus facility for resilient redundancy.

The new infrastructure will support teaching, multimedia learning and research for the university’s 17,000 students and 2,400 staff.

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Strong business growth drives server, storage and back-up refresh for global logistics specialist, syncreon

Strong business growth drives server, storage and back-up refresh for global logistics specialist, syncreon

Leading global logistics specialist, syncreon has upgraded its server, storage and back-up infrastructure to support the organisation’s strong business growth.