Microsoft Windows Server support is ending on July 14, 2015.
After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. Businesses that go beyond the termination of extended support place themselves at potential security risks and potentially in a regulatory noncompliance situation.
The list of products that customers may be concerned about would include applications, middleware, database products, and management tools, all of which may be approaching or already past their supported life cycles, leaving customers at even further potential risk should a problem arise. Regulatory compliance and support life cycles are not purely operating system issues.
Windows Server 2003 has been replaced by Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server 2012 R2 offers a lengthy list of improvements compared with Windows Server 2003, including integrated virtualization, better security, extensive scalability, new operational roles, script execution capabilities, and far more.
Smart businesses will use this transition as a viable opportunity to begin using the cloud, hybrid, public or private, to develop next-generation technology solutions. There is no one-size-fits all solution to MS Server 2003 end of life. ACE IT Solutions can tailor a solution that meets your needs and budget. Contact us at 646.558.5575 to set up a consultation and begin your transition to current technology.