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Are You Ready? Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Server 2003 in July

By Nextrio on April 25th, 2015 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

iStock_000010719239XSmallIf your business currently has the Windows Server 2003 operating system on its network, you should note that Microsoft is officially ending support for this operating system on July 14, 2015. This means that Microsoft will no longer issue patches and security updates, potentially leaving your network and business exposed and vulnerable. Take steps today to discuss your needs to migrate to a new solution with your IT service provider to ensure a timely and smooth transition.

Why You Need to Take Action

The impending end of support for Windows Server 2003 means you need to take action for your business now. With the end of support, you’ll lose the critical ongoing security updates issued to maintain and protect your server. Without these updates, your network will be vulnerable to cyber-attacks, putting your information and that of your clients at unnecessary risk. Also, depending on your industry you might fail to meet compliance rules and regulatory mandates.

Evaluating Your Server Options

iStock_000016066249XLargeThe end of support for Windows Server 2003 provides a valuable opportunity. As you prepare to change your server solution, now’s a great time to consider all of your server options. You can upgrade your current solution to the latest version, or you can look at how virtualizing your network environment would add value. You could also migrate all your data to the cloud, leveraging its scalability and flexibility. Not one size fits all, so take this opportunity to determine the best solution for your business today and moving forward.

If you currently have Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 operating system on your network, now’s the time to act. Nextrio’s helped numerous businesses with upgrades and data migrations, and can also help assess options such as cloud or virtualization. You can find out more about the end of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 support on our blog, and make a plan today by calling (520) 519-6301.