Windows 2003 retirement - it's time to move on. Is this easier said than done?

Published on February 19, 2015

Microsoft’s first hugely successful server operating system is set to retire very soon.  There will be no further security updates from July 14th, 2015. 

What does Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life mean for your business?

Organizations that do not transition before this date will become vulnerable to server management and performance issues.  Compliance problems will also arise along with increased security risks.

Are you ready to move? For many it’s easier said than done! 

We all know the implications of running unsupported technology, but there are currently millions of Windows 2003 Servers running critical business applications that cannot migrate to newer Operating Systems as they are dependent upon the continued use of Windows 2003.

In order to upgrade, these applications need to be replaced or re-written – this is by no means a cost-effective or simple task!  

How can Cloudhouse help?

With our suite of technologies you can deploy your applications to newer Windows platforms.  Cloudhouse Technologies “Open Containerization” approach to Cloud Application Virtualization enables you to securely contain applications which depend upon Windows 2003 and can’t run natively on newer Operating Systems.

Additionally, we have partnerships with some truly exceptional professional services organizations who can examine your existing infrastructure, consider your business’ future needs and mitigate any risks to ensure a successful transition from Windows Server 2003. 

Move forward, and take ALL existing applications with you. For support with your migration contact us and find out more.

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