Twelve million. That’s the number of physical servers around the world still running Windows Server 2003, according to Microsoft’s count. But July will see extended support for the beloved 11-year-old workhorse operating system come to an end.
It’s never easy to change, but since when has IT been immune to change? You deal with change every day. IT teams today serve less as technicians and more as service providers to the business, thanks to highly virtualized environments and cloud computing in its various flavors. To keep pace with business demands in these contexts—better yet, to stay one step ahead of the game—IT needs to make the leap to a next-generation server operating system.