Time's nearly up: Windows Server 2003 support ends July 14, 2015

Dave W. Shanahan

Time's up: Windows Server 2003 support ends in July 14, 2015

In 2003, Microsoft was a part of a very different technological landscape than what is going on in the world today. Back then, Windows Server 2003 had a recommended processor speed of 550 MHz, with up to 4GB of RAM (32-bit), taking advantage of the newest technology at the time. Now, times have changed dramatically; current smartphones far outperform the technology requirements of Windows Server 2003.

On July 14, 2015, Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. Luckily, there are newer and better software to help businesses with their server needs. Microsoft’s Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, or Office 365 are all great choices for migration to serve your business’ ever-growing server needs; better performance, better reliability, and better flexibility. It all depends on what your specific business needs.

Upgrading your business’ servers is not just a routine job. Depending on business needs, there are several migration options available, including:

  • Consolidate physical servers or paid virtualization platforms to Hyper-V and save money.
  • Migrate workloads like Exchange to Office 365 to get the latest productivity innovations and reduce your management burden.
  • Upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2014 to achieve mission-critical performance and faster insights on any data.
  • Migrate Web applications to Microsoft Azure or our Cloud OS Network, for the improved reach, scale and cost efficiency.
  • Update custom or line of business applications to support the needs of today’s globally connected mobile workforce.

If you have questions about what option is right for you or to use the Migration Planning Assistant to migrate your data from Windows Server 2003, visit the links below.