10 weeks until Windows Server 2003 support ends on 14 July | Paralogic IT

A ‘legacy’ rather than ‘legendary!’windows-server-2003

There are only around 10 weeks until July 14, 2015, when Windows 2003 Server goes ‘end of life’, and no doubt earning the status of ‘legacy’ rather than ‘legendary’!
Many have had planning for this well in hand. But don’t panic if you haven’t. End of Life doesn’t mean your Windows 2003 servers are going to stop working; they will, however, be seriously compromised in terms of security as Microsoft will no longer be providing patches to fix vulnerabilities.  So, immediate action is required if any of your essential applications are sitting on Windows 2003 or 2003 R2 Server systems.

Windows 2003 Server migration choices

There are two migration choices within the Microsoft product range:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Brings the power of virtualization, allowing you to transform on-premise server set ups, and provides innovative options in storage, networking and computing
  • Microsoft Azure
    • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) + PaaS (Platform as a Service) offers the flexibility of putting applications in the cloud

A hybrid approach to Windows Server 2003 migration from Paralogic

When it comes to Windows Server 2003 migration, Paralogic offers all the advice and supporting services you need to make the best choices for your business. The most important choices are about whether to stick with on-premise servers and applications, or to put them in the cloud. Some like to make the case for moving everything over to the cloud; others the case for keeping things on-premise, something which is a harder sell. This positions the debate as Cloud Vs. On-premise.
However, this is the wrong approach. The best way is to adopt a hybrid strategy. This means you decide whether to use cloud or on-premise for any given application by looking at the best way to meet the needs of your business. If you need maximum control and are able to make sense of the higher costs, then adopt an on-premise approach. If you want maximum flexibility and reduced costs then a cloud based approach should be considered.
To get started on Windows Server 2003 migration as soon as possible simply fill in the form on the right or call us on 01844 293 330. We’ll give you all the help you need to make sure you get the combination of on-premise and cloud that is right for your business.


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