Windows Server 2003 support is ending July 14, 2015
Extended support for Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003, that is used by many small businesses, will be ending this summer. While mainstream Windows Server 2003 support ended in 2010, industry experts estimate 10 million organisations are still using Windows Server 2003.
Benefits of upgrading
Windows Server 2003 has already been replaced by Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Migrating your business to a more up to date server platform is essential for many reasons including security, data storage compliance and compatibility. When no further updates are provided for software, the risk of security issues is greatly increased. Windows Server 2012 R2 also includes virtualisation which simplifies deployment and licensing of new servers.
Migrating your business to Windows Server 2012
While Microsoft provide a number of tools to help assess and plan a migration there are numerous pitfalls. You can draw on IDT’s expert team to help you assess your current system and plan a migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. Your network infrastructure can also be streamlined at the same time as server virtualisation and cloud options may be included. We can help migrate your Active Directory users and your files to ensure smooth transition for your users. This could also be a good time to upgrade to the latest version of Exchange and Office 365.
It’s essential to act as soon as possible when migrating your business systems, so call our team on 0115 9684949 to start discussing your requirements.