Windows Server 2003 Support Has Ended
Windows Server 2003 support ended on July 14th, 2015 and Microsoft no longer issues security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. This means no new patches, software updates or phone support. On top of that, there are serious risks to protection, compliance and data.
Running an out of support operating system can impact applications and the ability to support applications could be at risk. If they choose not to migrate, machines won’t suddenly stop working but all technical assistance will stop, as will the automatic updates which have helped to protect servers from virtual attacks.
Windows Server 2003 is estimated to be used by 44% of SMB Windows Server customers. That is a huge customer base who may not understand what they need to do to ensure their servers stay profitable, secure and up to date.
Windows Server 2003 Migration
The best solution for them is to upgrade their systems so that it supports Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 is still relatively new to the market and offers much more advanced features to the customer, such as virtualization.
Fujitsu Cluster in a Box
Fujitsu Cluster-in-a-box provides a fully pre-configured and pre-installed, high-availability IT environment for small and medium-sized companies within one chassis. These solutions offer an excellent price/performance ratio that keeps expenditure and risk to an absolute minimum for the customer. Fujitsu Cluster-in-a-box is an optimal combination of server, storage and network components. The cluster consists of two PRIMERGY servers, shared storage and appropriate network components in compact housing.
The solution accesses the high-availability functions of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 to provide a high-quality and at the same time especially low-cost clustering platform. If one of the two nodes fail, the services and applications are immediately and automatically restarted on the other node and are thus back in operation within the shortest time possible.