Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Life Is Approaching, Is Your Business Ready?

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Why Migrate? Why Today?

On July 14, Microsoft will terminate support of Windows 2003. Businesses will be left with no security updates or patches, leaving physical and virtual instances vulnerable to attack.

Should a business choose to remain on Windows Server 2003, maintenance costs for the operating system will greatly increase. It also leaves the business at risk of being found out of compliance — which could put significant partnerships at risk. For example, lack of compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards may result in companies such as Visa and MasterCard no longer doing business with your company or organization.

Moving to a newer operating system such as Windows Server 2012 R2 will offer the latest functionalities along with enhanced security, advanced virtualization capabilities, affordable storage and better cloud connectivity.

Launched in 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 has been a trusted operating platform for millions of small businesses. However, on July 14, 2015, Microsoft will terminate its support for the operating system. Today, Gartner estimates that eight million small and mid-sized businesses have yet to migrate to an updated system, with approximately 20 percent of those businesses expected to miss the upcoming cut-off date.

In an effort to support small businesses as they migrate to an updated system, David Maffei, vice president of sales at Carbonite offers insight on what end of life for Server 2003 will mean for your business in addition to tips on avoiding data loss through the migration process.

 

Related Topics : IBM Looks to Redefine Industry Standard Servers, Fujitsu, Transport Layer Security, Server Virtualization, Server Operating Systems

 
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