Reasons To Upgrade From Windows 2003 Server
In the business world, one of the most important things is
definitely the IT infrastructure. Having reliable servers is crucial if you
want to host the sensitive data of your business and the most important files
that are needed in the production process.
The server operating system you use plays a major role here, because the newer it is, the better and safer for your environment.
Many businesses nowadays are still using Windows Server 2003,
and even if this particular operating system is still functional, the reality
is that it simply can’t cope with all the technological advancements and many things
still remain unsupported. Combine that with the fact that many of the major updates
for Windows Server 2003 came around 6 years ago and you can clearly see why an
update is indeed necessary.
Why migrate from
Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012?
One of the major issues you have to face with Windows Server
2003 is its cost. Because the operating system is old, you need older software as many software
developers ceased support for this version. This means that Windows Server 2003
implies more operational costs than Windows Server 2012. At the same time,
there are also capital and operational expenses that you need to think about.
Another problem that your business has to face if you still
have Windows Server 2003 installed, comes from the overall system security. In the
computing world, having the latest updates is imperative. Windows Server 2003
support will be ceased by Microsoft in a few months, which means that you won’t
be protected against malware threats anymore and not to mention that bug fixes
won’t be coming any more. These things alone make using Windows Server 2003 a
bad solution, especially if you want to evolve your business.
Then, you have to comply with the legal requirements. These
are expected to be changed soon, and they will surely require the installation
of a newer operating system. The audits can be pricey, so it is a good idea to migrate to Windows
Server 2012 R2 to avoid any issues.
You will need to take a server inventory and see how many
systems running Windows Server 2003 are on your network, examine the hardware
profiles and gather the utilization data, and then decommission the systems
that are unused. You can try virtualization for some of the older system, if
you can. The process will most likely require the acquisition of a new server
inventory and adjustment.
How to go forward with the migration to new Windows Server operating system?
There are many options available when it comes down to migrating to a new Windows Server operating system. If your current Server meets the system requirements for Windows 2012 Server R2, you can order it from us. If your Server does not meet system requirements, we can help you with purchasing a new Server that comes with Windows 2012 Server R2.
Why choose us for the
Windows Server 2012 migration process?
Our company will help you perform the migration between the
two operating systems securely. The main reason why you should migrate to the
new OS is the fact that you will ensure business continuity. We will devise a
plan that will allow you to migrate all the old system data to the new OS with the
help of the best practices from Microsoft, all with the main idea of minimizing
the downtime and increasing the productivity. We will also asses your needs and
make sure that you will receive the best ROI after the migration process is completed. Not
only that, but we also provide the fastest and most reliable Windows Server
2012 migration on the market, with 100% customer satisfaction and astounding
If you want to migrate your business’s data securely and
quickly, contact us to assess your needs and plan the migration process.We can provide special rates and information on upgrading your hardware. We will also help to migrate your current Active Directory, Domain Controller and transfer all your data and applications to the new Server platform.
Give us a call at 866-745-0980 or send us a message here. We will help you through planning and implementation of this transition. We will provide best effort to support Windows 2003 after July 15, 2015 deadline. But why spend money on supporting a Server that is running an old Windows Server operating system and not spending it on purchasing a safer and up-to-date Server with a new Windows Server operating system?
We can assess your needs and put together a migration plan in place that fits your budget and requirements today!
For help with upgrading your Windows 2003 Servers call (866) 745-0980