Introduction to End Of Support

Did you know that your Windows Server 2003 including Windows Small Business Server 2003 will reach end of support in less than 5 months?

We can help you put an upgrade plan in place to reduce costs and increase security. Keep in mind that end of support means that you will no longer receive updates or patches to combat security issues after July 14, 2015. Without updates, your systems are vulnerable to security and compliance issues. If your organization processes Visa and MasterCard transactions, for example, you could have problems with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Staying put might cost you more in the end, because your systems will require additional maintenance and security. We have helped other organisations like yours upgrade to new hardware preloaded with Windows Server 2012 R2. Let us walk you through the new system offerings to help you determine the best options for your business as part of your migration plan.

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What End Of Support means:

Why should SMBs care about upgrading?

The reasons that SMBs should upgrade are obvious. In less than 5 months, Windows Server 2003 and SBS 2003 won't be supported. No support means no patches, no updates, no phone support. And that can create compliance and security issues and a lot of hassle.

Why choose HP ROK?

HP ROK is the very same Windows Server operating system you would get directly from Microsoft. However, through HP's OEM agreement with Microsoft, HP is able to customize and optimised Windows Server specifically for ProLiant servers and is BIOS-locked to ensure it can only be installed on ProLiant servers. Our customers need tools that accelerate the complexity of getting servers deployed quickly and inexpensively. HP Intelligent Provisioning (HP IP) provides a server-provisioning tool that eliminates media and time-consuming effort as all required drivers and software tools are pre-loaded onto your ProLiant Gen8 server.

No configuration CDs to use, no drivers to find, no guesswork. HP IP recognizes if system software is out-of-date and automatically downloads the latest version's update direct from the Internet, eliminating 45% of server configuration steps and deploying servers 3x faster.

When you choose the HP OEM branded version, HP includes free electronic or telephone support incident for initial setup for 90 days from the date of purchase. If the label reads 'Microsoft', HP will provide its normal warranty support for the server but would charge for software support.