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It's Not Too Late to Upgrade from Server 2003

How to Migrate to 2012 Quickly and Safely

by Lane Shelton | 07.10.15

By the time you read this, the July 14, 2015 deadline for the end of support for Windows Server 2003 may have already passed, leaving millions of servers around the world in limbo. End of support means open season for hackers and malware writers, safe in the knowledge that there are no more patches coming to repair new security holes.

Tags:Hyper-VITPC ConnectionSecurityVirtualizationVMwareWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Data Center Servers

Windows Server Migration Strategy: Discover, Assess, Target, Migrate

Top Tips and Tools to Ease Your Transition

by Jonathan Clark | 07.08.15

If you’re still running Windows Server 2003 in your data center, you should take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003.

Tags:Data CenterMicrosoftMigrationWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Windows XP End-of-Life Lessons for Windows Server 2003 Migrations

Crashes, Costs, and Calamity—Holding Out Can Be Expensive

by Lane Shelton | 07.06.15

Windows Server 2003 has been a stable and reliable operating system that enterprises have depended on for years, but it’s coming to its end-of-life shortly. Sound familiar? Companies went through a similar experience with a desktop operating system not that long ago. The experiences that enterprises had during that transition provide some valuable lessons for the current one—for which the stakes are even higher.

Tags:EnterpriseITMicrosoftWindows ServerWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 R2Windows XP

Software Defined Networking: Look Beyond the Hype

SDN has grown. Here’s why you should be paying attention.

by Tim Allen | 07.01.15

Less than a year ago, Gartner characterized the mainstream market action surrounding software-defined networking (SDN) as “mostly just tire-kicking.” That assessment of the market, however, is fast becoming old news. IDC has forecast  that the “worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments will grow from $960 million in 2014 to over $8 billion by 2018.”

Tags:CiscoITNetwork VirtualizationSoftware-defined networking

Don't Leave Your Business Unprotected

It’s Past Time for a Windows Server 2003 Migration Plan

by Dave Olivier | 06.30.15

Windows Server 2003 has been viewed as a secure and bulletproof platform for well over a decade, but the cyber security landscape has changed dramatically over that time—and new threats appear continuously. Sadly, legacy servers may be ill equipped to handle new threats, and organizations should seek server upgrades to protect both hardware and software against attacks. The plain fact is that when Microsoft ceases distributing security updates and patches for Windows Server 2003 software on July 14, it will become more expensive to secure legacy servers than to upgrade them for most companies.

Tags:ServersSoftwareWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

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