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Windows Server 2003 Support Ends July 14

Do you need help planning your migration to an updated platform?

Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003/R2 on July 14, 2015. It's important to understand the drastic impact this could have on your business and start planning your migration as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition and minimize downtime.

The biggest concern when an operating system reaches end of support is the discontinuation of security patches. This leaves your physical and virtualized Windows 2003 servers at risk. End of support also results in compliance issues, no support for third party applications, and increased costs for maintaining aging hardware. To learn more about how Windows Server 2003 end of support affects your business, read our blog post.

What migration options should I consider?

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 is the latest operating system (the next major release is due sometime in 2015). This version includes more features, better performance, security, and scalability.
  • Cloud solutions are becoming increasingly popular. Now is a good time to start thinking about whether on-premise is the best option for your business or is it time to move to the cloud?
  • A hybrid cloud is a combination of on-premise and cloud solutions. This could be a great opportunity to simplify IT, but still keep certain applications on your physical network.

Not sure which option is best for your business? We can help. Submit this form to request a customized migration plan.

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