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.
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.
Why choose us for your Windows Server 2012 migration?
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 results!
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. 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!
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