Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015.
Now is the time to migrate.
Understanding What End of Support Means
End of support for Windows Server 2003 can have a dramatic impact on your business. It will mean no more updates or patches from Microsoft, which can result in a less stable and less secure infrastructure for your organization.
While the date may seem to distant, now is the time to understand that the end of support and the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means that your business needs to ensure that it has a plan to migrate the applications and workloads currently relying on Windows Server 2003 onto a newer server.
Microsoft will no longer develop or release any updates after ending support. To put this into perspective, 37 critical updates were released in 2013 for Windows Server 2003 under extended support. Imagine what zero updates will have on your infrastructure.
After support ends, your business will likely fail to meet most industry-wide compliance standards and regulations. This could result in lost business or dramatically increase the cost of doing business, in the form of high transaction fees and penalties.
The costs of maintaining your legacy servers can add up quickly. Maintenance costs for aging hardware will likely increase, and you will have to deal with added costs for extra security measures - all simply to isolate 2003 servers. Staying put will likely cost more in the end.
Without continued support from Microsoft, your virtualized and physical instances of Windows Server 2003 will not pass a compliance audit. Many applications will also cease to be supported once the operating system you're running is unsupported.
With the average Windows Server taking over 200 days to migrate, now is the time to act and start planning for your migration. If you have a Windows Server 2003 (or older!), contact us today to schedule a FREE MIGRATION ASSESSMENT.
It is important to consider all of your Line of Business applications to ensure compatibility. We're offering this as a free service right now, but time is of the essence!
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