Why SMBs are Migrating off of Windows Server 2003

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As Memorial day weekend approaches, it is another reminder how quickly July 14, the day Microsoft ends support for Windows Server 2003, is approaching.

If you are running Windows Server 2003, we want to make sure we are doing what we can to advise you on your options and what it means if your business is still running it after July 14, 2015:

  • No security updates, exposing your Windows Server 2003 installation to security threats.
  • If your business accept credit cards, you’ll be out of PCI compliance.
  • If you handle client heath care data, HIPAA data policies may not be met.
  • Should you have an issue with your Windows Server 2003 server there will not be phone or onsite support options.

Here’s what we can do to help:

  • First, we’ll identify the applications and workloads that are effected.
  • Then, make recommendations for the target destination – which could be Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, Cloud OS or Office 365.
  • And finally, we’ll plan and manage your migration.

Contact your account manager or reach us here and we’ll be sure you have a migration plan come July time.

For more details , read our previous posts on Windows Server 2003 End of Support.