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Server 2003 EOS: A Migration Path for SMBs

Stay Agile, Competitive with Windows Server 2012

by Sarah Senftle | 02.20.15

For large enterprises, migrating to Windows Server 2012 before Microsoft officially ends support for Server 2003 on July 14, 2015 is a massive project.   Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of servers might have to be replaced as part of the move to a modern, cloud-enabling server OS—all while keeping both migrated and unmigrated employees connected to the network and the business running without any downtime.

For small- and medium-sized businesses, a Server 2003 migration may be less complex, but it is no less critical. Once Microsoft pulls the plug, Server 2003 will be on borrowed time.

Tags:CloudComplianceHPITMicrosoftSecuritySMBTechnologyVirtualizationWindows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Technical Considerations of Server 2003 Migration

Four Steps to Smooth the Journey

by Clive Anthony | 02.10.15

Whether you’re a large enterprise or a small business, migrating successfully from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2012 R2 requires detailed planning and execution.

If you haven’t begun server OS migration planning by now, you’re running out of time. On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support for Server 2003. No more security patches, no more updates, no more support, period. Server 2003 reaches final, full end of life on July 14, 2015. There simply isn’t a sound business case (never mind technology case) for staying on an outdated, unsupported server platform.

Tags:ApplicationsAssessmentDataEducationHPHybridMicrosoftPrivate CloudServiceSoftwareTechnologyWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Are You Ready for the Windows Server 2012 Migration?

6 Server 2012 Facts to Help Get You to the Other Side

by Stacy Cote | 02.03.15

With Windows Server 2003 going end of support, it’s important for you to know where to go from a licensing and product stand point. Windows Server 2012 was designed with the advent of cloud strategy in mind. Servers need to run multiple applications at once, which is why some of the editions that were available have been eliminated from the line in favor of smarter solutions that cover more ground especially for heavily virtualized environments. Below are some basic things to note, that are essential to answer some questions you may have through your migration. 

Tags:CiscoCloudCoresData CenterDatacenterDellEnd Of SupportHPHPCHyper-virtualizedIntelLenovoLicensingProcessorRulesSoftwareSolutionsSQL ServerStandardTechnologyVirtualizationVirtualizedWeb Server WindowsWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012Windows Server Enterprise

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Time to Move On: Windows 2003 EOS

Why Not Make it an Educated Move?

by Lane Shelton | 01.23.15

By now everyone should know that Windows Server 2003 is reaching the end of support later this year. Just like the end of Windows XP, the 2003 end of support is a seismic event for Microsoft and their customers. But just how big of an event, well, that remains to be seen. In fact, when we first began talking to our customers about it, we took a very traditional approach: Identify 2003 servers, measure them and figure out how to migrate them to a new OS—whether it was 2008 R2, 2012, or even 2012 R2. Next…find them, remediate them, and replace them, done.

Tags:CiscoData CenterDellHPIntelLenovoMicrosoftMicrosoft Ended SupportMigrationNext-generation serverServersWindows ServerWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOS