End of Service for Microsoft Server 2003 to Impact Millions

Insight Enterprises, Inc. has outlined the issues confronting businesses as Microsoft ends support for one its most widespread software programs, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 – along with key steps companies can take to prepare for the transition.

An outline of steps to move businesses along includes:

  • Phase I: Discovery and analysis – Undertake a detailed environmental discovery to uncover which servers and applications are operating on the software
  • Phase 2: Actual migration – Options for mitigation include: Software upgrades – including enterprise-class datacenter and hybrid cloud solutions that can be simple to deploy, cost-effective, application-focused, and user-centric Hardware upgrades – Windows Server 2012 requires new powerful hardware, which can deliver improved energy efficiency Cloud-based solutions – A flexible platform that allows businesses to rapidly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters
  • Phase 3 – Monitoring – Ensuring zero downtime and zero negative impact through post migration monitoring for 24-48 hours

For more information, visit www.insight.com/ServerIgnite.