We’ve been saying it for months. (Shouting it, in fact!) But for those of you who missed the message, please listen up now:
Today, July 14th, 2015, Windows will end all support for Server 2003.
If you’re still running Server 2003 and you haven’t done anything about it, it’s beyond time to get moving. You need to run —not walk— to your IT team, and beat them with as many shoes as it takes to get them migrating your server to something more advanced than the server platforms that came out the same year as the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
If you are the head of your IT team, I just… I just have no words for you. Except maybe these:
Need further convincing? Maybe Shia Labeouf can help you make up your mind:
Feeling properly motivated? Good. Because time is seriously running out.
Begin by looking at the End of Support guides that Microsoft has published and consider the many upgrade options available to you. If you’re sticking with a physical server, we recommend moving to Server 2012 R2. However, it’s a fine time to think about moving in-part or in-full to the cloud. Whatever your choice, think fast, because as of today, that ’03 server is dead in the water. It may be running now, but the risk you are opening to your organization, data and operations is probably more than any savings in delaying could be worth.
If you need a hand doing this necessary and time sensitive task, give us ring; we’d love to help. Dynamic Quest can make sure your move from Windows 2003 goes off without a hitch. With dedicated and seasoned engineers, and abundant migration resources, expertise, processes and technology, we’ll make sure you get safely and quickly onto a supported server that best meets your needs and budget.
Click below to connect with a Dynamic Quest engineer and talk through what a migration and/or upgrade might look like for you. As Shia would say, “Just!!!! Do it!!!”
Curious to learn more? Contact your local managed IT service provider?
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