Window Server 2003
Important news: support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003/R2 ends on July 14, 2015
If your organization is still using Windows Server 2003/R2 you have less than 12 months to migrate and upgrade. If you choose not to, you risk trying to maintain your server without any support from Microsoft should you run into technical difficulties.
Domitek is a Microsoft Registered Partner, a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. We believe this makes us amply qualified to explain the best options for your business and help you implement a plan for migration.
What does the end of support mean for my small or medium-sized business?
Having no support for Windows Server 2003/R2 can really affect your business. You will no longer receive any updates or patches from Microsoft - and that can have an impact on you by resulting in an infrastructure that is a lot more prone to instability and security vulnerabilities.
Not only that but when you remove Microsoft support from the equation, your virtualized and
physical instances of Windows Server 2003/R2 will fail any compliance audits. Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 will also be affected.
If you don’t migrate your Windows Server 2003/R2 by July 14, 2015 you will be affected by:
No more updates
Microsoft will cease development of, and release of, any updates. Take a moment to think about this: in 2013 they released 37 critical updates for Windows Server 2003/R2. How would your business cope without a single infrastructure update?
Maintenance costs for legacy servers can really mount up. Add to that the expense of maintaining older hardware - which will only increase over time - and you’re looking at a considerable, and unpredictable, outlay. Plus you’ll need to implement intrusion detection systems, more advanced firewalls, and network segmentation - just so that you can isolate your Windows 2003 servers. Not migrating is a false economy.
If you haven’t migrated, after July 14, 2015 it is highly likely that you will now be failing to meet the majority of your industry’s compliance regulations. The knock-on effect of failing to meet compliancy guidelines? Penalties and fines and a lack of customer trust, resulting in a drop in
Your business needs to be future-proof if it is to survive and prosper. When you choose to migrate your Windows Server 2003/R2, you are helping your organization stay stable, stay secure and stay compliant. Can you afford not to migrate?
Talk to Domitek about migration today. We can help you navigate the process efficiently and painlessly.