The Windows Server 2003 Support Ending is coming soon – July 14th, 2015
Although this may seem like a long way off at the moment, now is the time to make steps towards planning and executing a migration strategy so you aren’t left in the lurch.
So what does this mean?
After this date, Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates for Windows Server 2003.
To put this in perspective, in 2013 there was 37 updates issued, which probably happened behind the scenes – smoothly updating and keeping your server in check. This will stop this summer!
This will also mean a lack of compliance with various standards and regulations, which can be devastating. This may include various regulatory and industry standards for which compliance can no longer be achieved.
Lastly, there will be no more applications support as the system they are running on is unsupported including all Microsoft applications. All this will put your info and data at risk as it is being help on an outdated and unsupported system.
But luckily there are plenty of Microsoft alternatives that you can easily migrate to before this happens.
Now is the time to get creative and fully embrace the latest cloud technologies and innovations available to you as alternatives – such as Azure and Office 365. How businesses are run has massively changed since 2003 when this server operating system was first released. The idea of an ‘office’ is just a central base for the business, but employees can now work from virtually anywhere with the right tools.
Not only can you benefit from the ‘access the office anywhere’ features and chances for workforce mobility, there are more simplistic and practical benefits as well. By migrating to either Azure or Office 365 you can improve performance, reduce maintenance costs and increase the speed of your business.
The end of support for Windows Server 2003 doesn’t have to be a problem, it can be a chance to upgrade and improve your business for the better.
If you are interested in some more information about alternative solutions for your Windows Server 2003, do not hesitate to get in contact on 0800 148 8001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org