Just to be clear, end of life for Server 2003 means:
End of support for Windows Server 2003/R2 need not have a dramatic impact on your business. You have time to act now, and contact experts in network support like the team at DB, but if not, there could be negative consequences for your organization. It will essentially mean that your network infrastructure could become vulnerable to outside attacks because no more updates or patches from Microsoft will become available.
Microsoft will no longer develop or release any updates after ending support.
To put this in perspective, 37 critical updates were released in 2013 for Windows Server 2003/R2 under extended support.
Imagine what impact zero updates will have on your infrastructure?
The costs of maintaining your legacy servers can add up quickly. Maintenance costs for ageing hardware will likely increase, and you will have to deal with added costs for intrusion detection systems, more advanced firewalls, and network segmentation—all simply to isolate 2003 servers.
In a nutshell, if you do not invest in upgrading your server software, there is a very real chance that it will likely cost more in the end.
After support ends, your organization will likely fail to meet industry-wide compliance standards and regulations.
Not only could this reduce competitiveness in the market, but also this could result in loss of business or dramatically increase the cost of doing business, in the form of high transaction fees and penalties.
Now is the time to act, call the team at DB Computers on 061 480 980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The security and reliability that you’ve experienced over the last decade with Windows Server 2003, is still available, with the added value of the features now included in Windows Server 2012 R2.
- Server virtualisation
- Improved backup and recovery
- Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
- And much more