End of support of Windows Server 2003
Microsoft will end the support of Windows Server 2003 at July 14th 2015. This results in no support, no patches and no updates after the ending. The day-to-day operation of these important resources and the day-to-day operation of your business network and mission critical applications could be at risk. Affecting your day to day operations of the servers will become more expensive and vulnerable for spy- and malware or other security issues. Additionally, you may also have compliance issues across your platforms. Now it’s time to act!
Fujitsu’s offering will allow businesses currently running Windows Server 2003 to transition workloads to new servers running Windows Server 2012 R2 in your datacenter private cloud, hybrid or public cloud to make sure that the customers Line of Business applications will not be at risk July 2015.
Within the context of the Windows Server 2003 EOS, Fujitsu Business Application Services Group will help you migrate your Line of Business Applications (LOB) without any business disruption or security issues:
- For refreshing your hardware environment choose out of the comprehensive
- Fujitsu server portfolio Fujitsu Managed Service are the perfect choice when looking for a provider to host new environment
- If you choose to move your applications to a Public Cloud , Fujitsu offers an Azure deployment and O365 implementation Solution
Start planning your migration now! Together with Fujitsu you can have the continuation of patches and a level of security and compliance that is required to operate. It is also a chance to innovate not just your datacenter, but the applications that are critical to your business success. Take advantage of virtualization and cloud-based technologies, while providing improved capabilities for stand-alone servers. Migrating away from Windows Server 2003/R2 is an investment in your organization’s future, and there has never been a better time to begin the migration process. Take the next step to transform your datacenter and go through the four-step process recommended by Microsoft. With an understanding of what is still running on Windows Server 2003, Fujitsu will support you during the discovery, assessment, choosing a target infrastructure or COTS replacement and then choose the most cost effective solution for application migrations (remediate, retire, rewrite, shims or upgrade) to help you cope with the IT-challenges of the 21st century.
For more information contact your local FUJITSU representative.
Windows Server 2003 vs. Windows Server 2012 R2*
* Source: Microsoft