Do you use Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003? There is a good chance that you will, as it is one of the most popular operating systems in use by small and large companies. Did you know that 61 percent of businesses are still using Windows Server 2003.*
14th July 2015 saw the ‘end of life’ for this particular system. It will no longer be supported with updates or patches from Microsoft.
Although your computer may be working fine now, as time passes and the system ages, it will become inefficient and its performance will deteriorate. If this happens, your data and IT security may be threatened and put at risk.
So what’s the answer?
The answer is to migrate to a new solution. As Microsoft said that they will no longer be supporting their own Microsoft’s Window Server 2003, then it is now time to change.
What are your options?
The first thing we would suggest, is to give us a call. We can talk you through the options. These include:
- Cloud – move all of your data to ‘the cloud’.
- On premise – take advantage of virtualisation.
- Hybrid – a combination of the above.
Finding the best end result will depend on speed, ease of migration, desired functionality and cost.
Whichever route you decide to choose, you need to find out the best solution for your business. We will assess where your processes and programs are located. Workloads can then be categorised into: type of application, criticality, complexity, risk, and infrastructure type. Anything deemed ‘critical’, is high priority and should be moved immediately.
If you are not sure whether your company uses Windows Server 2003/R2, then we can help. Please call us and we can find out which server you are using. If it is Windows Server 2003/R2 then we can help you to find an alternative.
Call us on 01329 888444 or email Matrix IT Solutions for a free consultation about migrating from Windows Server 2003/R2.
*Source – Spiceworks report, “The Great IT Upgrade”, which examines the economic and technical impacts of end of life on IT departments.