Centrality's OS Installer Throws Eleventh Hour Lifeline to Companies Threatened by XP End of Life

Jul 31, 2013 (10:07 PM EDT)

MEPPERSHALL, England, August 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

With just 250 days remaining until Microsoft withdraws support for its ubiquitous operating system, Windows XP, tens of thousands of UK companies which have not yet planned their migration have been thrown a lifeline by UK managed services specialist, Centrality.

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With companies still pondering how best to avoid the vulnerabilities, compliance issues and cost implications they will face when XP support ends, Centrality has revealed that its enterprise-proven deployment suite, OS Installer, offers a viable and affordable way out of the problem.

"Microsoft estimate a migration from XP to Windows 7 or 8 could take 18 - 32 months," said Centrality Managing Director, Mike Davies. "With just 250 days remaining, we know that tens of thousands of businesses have not started, or are still in a vague planning phase. But the tools available to them to migrate with simply won't do the job in time. OS Installer is their way out of danger."

OS Installer. Proven flexibility and ability to handle scale.

Centrality's OS Installer is a fully featured enterprise software suite that radically simplifies deployment of any version of Windows on to any hardware, anywhere.

The suite uses templates or "builds" to logically describe how PCs and servers should be configured. It gives total consistency of builds across infinite hardware types, with the flexibility that all companies need but even the most advanced, image-only products cannot deliver.

OS Installer has been proven in large scale enterprise deployments by companies including Whitbread Plc and Stonegate Pub Company. Its builds are fully automated with the facility for a virtually unlimited number of builds to run in parallel. This removes build bottle-necks and offers the prospect of fully successful migration from Windows XP prior to the end of support, even for companies that have not yet commenced planning. As a bonus, OS Installer will then provide these companies with an effective way to manage and maintain their systems and application portfolios.

Economic, dependable OS Installer migration for late starters.

"With OS Installer, an organisation of any size can migrate its estate from XP to Windows 7 or 8 for £7.50-£10 per PC", Davies explained. "With our experience of managing large scale and complex deployments, we're ready to help any CIO who has not even yet got around to planning their migration. If you've been worrying about how you'll cope with this, OS Installer and Centrality are the miracle you've been hoping for."


About OS Installer:

OS Installer is a fully featured and road-tested enterprise software suite that radically simplifies deployment of any version of Windows on to any hardware, anywhere. It is ideally suited to the requirements of organisations needing to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8.

About Centrality:

Centrality is a specialist IT Services consultancy based in Bedfordshire, UK, and advising companies of all sizes on the design, construction and management of their IT estates. With over 15 years of successful business relationships to its name, Centrality is regarded as an expert in practical implementation, especially in time-sensitive situations.

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SOURCE Centrality Ltd