We hate to break it to you but on July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 reaches it’s end of life. Which means all support is history, and you’re going to need a plan. Plain and simple. Why you ask? Well, end of support means many things but these are the key areas you need to know about for your business:
- No patches. This includes security updates like the 37 critical ones applied in 2013 alone.
- No safe haven. Physical and virtual instances will be vulnerable to any and all new security threats.
- No compliance. Companies that continue to run Windows Server 2003 will start to fail standard compliance audits.
So if you haven’t already done so, the time to move is now. And since you’ll inevitably have to to move, waiting to do so is both expensive and risky. Which is why you should seek the advice of professionals like us to support you through this migration to ensure no data is lost in transit and to make sure your company continues to operate smoothly throughout the change.
If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your organisation, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure and we can help you do this, just call us today to see how we can help 0141 644 8960. Every business is different, often it’s a case of assessing the requirements and planning out the best practice and products to apply from various options.
Now, it isn’t all doom and gloom, leaving Server 2003 is a great opportunity for change that you will be thankful for in the long term. A surprising number of organisations will be operating this unsupported system in 2015 and beyond and will start to experience difficulty if they delay the move any longer.
By migrating to either one of these options or a hybrid, you can achieve concrete benefits, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business.
Why expose your business to unnecessary risks? Open up a whole new world of IT, it will be one of the best business moves you make.