Has it been a decade since the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2003?
The time for a server upgrade to improve efficiency, availability, and scale-ability has come!
As of July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003.
What does end of support for Windows Server 2003 mean to your organisation?
- No updates – which includes critical updates which totaled 37 in 2013. With out valuable security updates your servers and data are at risk.
- No compliance – lack of compliance with various standards and regulations.
- No application support – support is ceased for many applications once the operating system is unsupported.
All installations will be required to migrate to Microsoft’s latest server operating system Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 to maintain access to security updates and support from Microsoft and to continue to benefit from Microsoft’s continual advancements in security and performance.
We are in the closing mouths for organisations running legacy WS2003 to implement an upgrade plan, this is a exciting opportunity for us to help our customers increase efficiency, availability, and scale-ability of their infrastructure by migrating there legacy servers to newer platforms such as Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure and or Office 365.
In the coming week we will be reaching out to our clients with known installations of Server 2003 to finalise strategies on how to manage the pending EOS.