2014 State of Readiness for Windows 2003 End of Support: Poll Results
Most IT administrators are painfully aware that Windows Server 2003 will
reach the end of extended support in July 2015. This is a big deal because
Windows Server 2003 has been a monster success since it was released 11 years
ago. From 2003 to 2010 this platform was the workhorse for applications
deployed at both small businesses and large enterprises. And, even though
Microsoft released a major update with Windows 2008, late in 2008, most
enterprises stuck with Windows 2003 until Windows Server 2008 R2 launched on
October 22, 2009.
The newest Windows Server platform is 2012, R2 and little is publicly known
about the number of production instances. As of the summer of 2014 however,
it was widely reported that Microsoft believed there to be 22+ million
Windows 2003 Servers still running productio... (more)
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speaking of "Jack," what can possibly explain the handlers at HP letting Leo
Apotheker get off the reservation long enough to proclaim the obvious market
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Media Alert: AppZero to demonstrate Zapp application migration automation in
Rackspace pavilion at Cloud Expo, Santa Clara Nov 7th through Nov 8th
What: AppZero will be demonstrating its newly announced Zapp migration at
Cloud Expo 2012 West. The fastest and most flexible way to move server
applications to any cloud, Zapp automatically extracts Windows server
applications from production environments and packages them for movement to
any cloud, without re-engineering, change, or lock-in. The demonstration will
show how Zapp automation slashes the bulk of manual labor, time, costs,... (more)
IT departments hate end of life of products and the resulting headaches. End
of life for a product means the support lifeline disappears, security updates
stop and IT is left stranded with the compliance team breathing down their
neck. Upgrade projects are not a fun sell to the business. "Hey, Ms./Mr.
Business, let's invest a bunch of money and time to get the same place you
were before"... Gee, let's get out the drill bit and do a root canal while
we're at it.
For the Windows 2003 Server family you should know the following:
On July 13, 2010 Mainstream Support for Windows Server... (more)
Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2003 will hit End of Support (EOS) on
July 14, 2015. During 2013, AppZero undertook the first "State of
Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" Survey in an effort to
assess how serious this event is to enterprise IT pros. Click here to read
the full report.
AppZero surveyed more than 200 Fortune 1000 IT professionals at a series of
industry events to assess their readiness for the impending end of support of
WS2003. Click here to see the infographic of the results. Findings show that
many IT pros are evaluating their options wh... (more)