What does End of Support mean for you?
After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacentre, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. By migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure or Office 365, you can achieve concrete benefits, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business.
Windows Server 2003 was fantastic. Its reliability, easy deployment and regular updates made it a favourite for small and medium businesses across the globe. But that was in the past and all small businesses know that change is necessary to achieve success in this fast paced UK market. Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003 will reach their end of support on July 14th, 2015 consistent with our product lifecycle policy.
That means your business could be at risk if you are running your business on an old server. With no security patches, no hotfixes and possible compliance issues, you could open your business to potential security threats.
Windows Server 2012’s fantastic cloud functionality has been designed to meet the needs of modern SMBs; meaning an upgrade makes sense for both your staff, and your bottom line. Windows Server 2012 has simple and reliable backup to Microsoft Azure, giving you greater peace of mind that your data is there for you when you need it.
Move your business to a modern server OS before end of support. Microsoft has a number of industry leading alternatives to Server 2003.