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Upgrade Economics: Windows Server 2003

Delaying Your Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Only Hurts Your Bottom Line

by Justin Zuill | 06.25.15

What is the cost of doing nothing? If your business is still using servers running Windows Server 2003, that cost may be substantial—and growing. In the dozen years since Windows Server 2003 debuted, the world has seen huge strides in both the hardware and software that comprise business IT. Processing power has continued to obey Moore’s law by doubling about every 18 months, and there have been two versions of Windows Server to supersede Windows Server 2003. On July 14, 2015, the official end of support (EOS) for this venerable workhorse finally arrives.

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Consider Your Windows Server 2003 Upgrade

Is a Managed Cloud the Right Option for You?

by Lane Shelton | 06.15.15

Enterprises migrating from Windows Server 2003 face a bewildering world of options, with most of those residing in the cloud. For those IT departments trying to determine the best way to leverage their migration to Windows Server 2012, there are numerous cloud models—public, private, and hybrid, for starters—and even more cloud hosts to consider. It can be a bit overwhelming, and many IT decision makers would prefer moving to the cloud gradually and with a committed, experienced partner. For those businesses, a managed cloud solution of some kind may be the best way to go. Read on to find out which solution is the best fit for your business.

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Software licensing used to be pretty cut and dry. You had a specific number of seats, so you bought a specific number of licenses. Well, it’s pretty clear those days are long gone. Your “seats” are no longer parked in front of a single computer. They’re on the move—constantly surrounded by the multitude of devices today’s users rely on to work productively wherever business takes them. From company-owned notebooks, smartphones, and tablets to BYOD-supported devices, employees need access to their must-have productivity applications at all times.

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Windows Server 2012: Optimize for Success

The Cloud Is the Key

by Stacy Cote | 03.20.15

Windows Server 2012 R2 gives users a lot of freedom in their work environments—the product answers the need for a good deal of flexibility, while realizing that simply connecting to a private cloud isn’t enough. Combining Windows Server 2012 and the cloud means optimizing for success. For the top three reasons why these two are such a happy pair, keep reading. 

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Windows Server 2003’s support lifecycle will absolutely end on July 14, 2015. You can look at this with wide, anime eyes and wonder what in the world to do next—or you can focus on the opportunity this brings to the table for you and your customers as a small business owner.

Tags:Hybrid CloudPrivate CloudPublic CloudServersTechnologyVirtualizationWindows Server 2003

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