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Finally, Time's Up for Windows Server 2003

07/14/2015 / in Blog, Business, IT Support, Performance, Windows /

Today, organizations that have delayed updating and modernizing their Windows Server 2003 installations are facing a harsh reality—the end of life (extended support), which happens today.

Much the same as Windows XP, continuing to run business-critical applications and workloads on the now-retired server operating system could prove incredibly risky.

What does Windows Server 2003 End of Support Mean…?

  • Lack of patches/updates/non-security fixes.
  • Elimination of security fixes.
  • Lack of support.
  • Application support challenges.
  • Compliance issues.
  • Inability to leverage modern cloud options.

For companies and organizations that have not started the migration to a modern server infrastructure—time is not on your side. IT professionals should be acting now and considering the following questions to ease the deployment and migration process.

With very little to benefit from staying on the operating system, now is the time to develop a migration strategy. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources and a number of options available to aid in the transition. Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, or Office 365, you can achieve concrete benefits, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business.

Tags: Blog, Business, IT Support, Performance, Windows