The clock is ticking, Windows Server 2003 will reach end of life by July 14th 2015. This means that Microsoft will not deliver any patches or fixes for Windows 2003, with consequently an impact on compliance, security, and reliability.
Windows Server 2003 has been a very robust server operating system and lots of business applications are still running on this platform. Estimates show that over 8 million machines are still running Windows Server 2003, hosting IT and business applications that have either been developed in-house, or running some specific code.
Legacy modernization is a CIO priority as identified by Gartner, and moving away from Windows Server 2003 is one part of it. So you need to plan your migration now.
blue-infinity’s packages services can help you with your datacenter modernization. The first two components of our packages are:
- Establishing a server and application inventory, in order to understand the number of legacy systems, as well as hardware and utilization data. The outcome is a discovery report, including application rationalization and categorization
- Evaluating potential targets and performing migration tests. For each system, there might be various migration options. Some systems may be good candidates for the cloud whereas others may be eligible for a VM or hardware upgrade. The outcome is a server and application migration path report.
Please contact our experts for more information.