Migration planning: Windows Server 2003 end of life 14 July 2015 | Paralogic IT

Christmas is almost upon us – get planning for next year

It’s nearly Christmas and time to make sure we’re on top of IT planning for next year. Next summer sees the end of Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003. This means all editions of Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 will effectively become obsolete on July 14, 2015.
Microsoft will no longer continue to provide patches and updates to provide security or ensure interoperability with applications and utilities. Customers need to think about migration as soon as possible and begin evaluating options to move forward. For Microsoft devotees there are two main choices:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • On-premise enterprise-grade virtualization, along with innovation across storage, networking and computing
  • Microsoft Azure
    • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) + PaaS (Platform as a Service) offers the ability to put applications in the cloud

Cloud Vs. On-premise

Among other things, vendors of cloud solutions tend to focus on the superiority of cloud in terms of cost efficiency and availability. However, switching everything over to the cloud is frequently unrealistic and seldom meets the needs of a business properly.
The best solution is often a hybrid approach that lets you put your applications and IT services on the most appropriate platform. This lets you leverage the cloud for cost and efficiency where it is most appropriate and retain full control over server and storage infrastructure where you need it.

Windows Server 2003 migration from Paralogic

Paralogic offers all the advice and supporting services you need to make the right decisions on Windows Server 2003 migration. We have all the knowledge and expertise you need to get a hybrid solution combining on-premise Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure cloud-based services to achieve the right result for your business.
To get started simply fill in the form on the right or call us on 01844 293 330. We’ll give you all the advice you need to get planning Windows Server 2003 migration as soon as possible.


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