The risks of not upgrading Windows 2003


The end of support for Windows Server 2003 is the perfect time to help you adopt not only the benefits that come from Windows Server 2012 R2, but also the move into the cloud within a hybrid environment. If your applications are designed to run on Windows Server 2003, it’s time to move them to a newer platform like Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure.

Using Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015 may expose a business to risks such as:

  • No updates. 37 critical updates were released in 2013 for Windows Server 2003/R2 under Extended Support. No updates will be developed or released after end of support.
  • No safe haven. Both virtualized and physical instances of Windows Server 2003 are vulnerable and would not pass a compliance audit. Many applications (including those from Microsoft) will also cease to be supported once the operating system they are running on is unsupported.
  • No compliance. Lack of compliance with various standards and regulations can have serious consequences. This may include non-compliance with key regulatory and industry standards, or having to pay high penalties and transaction fees.

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