Microsoft has previously announced that extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end on July 14, 2015. After the said date, Windows Server 2003 will no longer receive security patches, assisted technical support, and software updates from Microsoft. All systems running on this Operating System will be exposed to greater risks of Malware Attacks, Security Breaches, Data Loss, and Compatibility Issues.
The good news is that in the age of virtualization and the cloud, the migration options are more than ever before. In the past it might have been necessary to buy new hardware for every server upgrade, but it could be the case that you already have the capacity to replace existing servers running on legacy hardware with virtual machines, either in a public or private cloud, or on a virtual host you have on premise. Experts alike list Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Office 365 as good upgrade paths after Windows Server 2003. They also recommend to start migrating now to avoid a stressful and risky force migration.
It is good practice not to delay upgrades until the very last second when panic sets in. Technical Adventures is equipped to deal with and migrate customers with little to no downtime. With a dynamic team of professionals, we provide a level of TLC received only from boutique experiences, while providing enterprise grade efficiencies and expertise.
Please contact us immediately so we may discuss the best option for your business!
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Thanks to our Technology Advisor, Danny Soares, for keeping us up to date about migrating from Windows Server 2003.