Upgrade Your Windows 2003 Servers Today!

Published On: March 12, 2015 | Categories: Industry News, Informative |

The time is counting down. Upgrade your Windows 2003 servers today!

Most IT administrators and outsourced IT companies are aware that Windows 2003 Server will be retired in July, 2015. Hopefully, you have either begun your planning, or decommissioned your 2003 server. This will not be as easy as replacing the Windows XP workstations, where you take one out, put one in, and transfer files. This will involve a whole lot more. First off, does your EMR run on anything but windows 2003? Do you have old applications that may or may not run on new equipment? How is your backup system? Is it tape? Will everything work on a new server? There are many things to consider when moving your mission critical applications off your server, and on to a new one.

Before you go buying a new server, this may be a good time to consider the cloud. It’s cheaper, more secure, and easy to access. Tier3MD has a private cloud for their customers so that they don’t have to go through the expense of building new hardware and backup systems. Plus, the restore time for your entire system is less than 30 minutes whereas doing a bare metal restore can take days. Contact our cloud team for more information.

Upgrade your Microsoft Windows 2003 servers today!

From the Microsoft Website: Windows Server 2003 end of support | Microsoft

Windows Server 2003 support is ending July 14, 2015

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 datacenter, 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.

Contact Tier3MD today to start planning your Windows 2003 server migration. You don’t want to be non-compliant. Secure your network!


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