Don't ignore Windows Server 2003
End of Support.

New technologies in Windows Server 2012 combined with new technologies in HP’s Server range means upgrading your server and software together can result in a significant TCO reduction by:

  • Reducing operation costs through energy efficiency and reliability
  • Improving admin/management efficiency
  • Enhancements in virtualisation means decreased physical server count/higher server to admin ratio
  • Minimising management overhead with a standardised, common infrastructure and interface
  • More efficient and comprehensive tools

What End of Support means in practice
From 14th July 2015, Microsoft will no longer offer security updates, assisted-support or online technical content updates for Windows Server 2003 or Small Business Server 2003. The result?

  • Small Business Server 2003 and the workloads running on it will become more expensive to operate
  • Outdated software will create compliance issues
  • Exchange Server 2003, an integral part of Small Business Server 2003, reaches end of extended support on 8th April 2014: you should act urgently to enjoy continued access to business-class email
  • For full details on End of Support please visit http://aka.ms/ws2003support

By upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2, you won't just avoid the cost and risk of running unsupported server software. You'll gain access to powerful new capabilities that actively help them perform and compete - like virtualisation and the cloud.

Is it time for a server refresh?
Upgrading your old server can benefit your business and provide quicker return on investment than if you just upgrade your software. With more powerful, robust, energy saving hardware that supports advances in virtualisation it seems like the perfect time.

Refreshing your server environment is tough, yet getting the most of your server platforms is critical. Server environments provide the bulk of your customers’ Business Services, and it is imperative to regularly refresh and optimize customers’ server environments, evaluating credible technology alternatives that deliver exceptional usage and value. Consolidating and refreshing your server footprint can increase your compute capability, improve energy efficiency, and reduce operating costs.

Why servers matter

Businesses of all sizes depend on their server to keep them in business. Many mission-critical activities depend on a secure, fully-functioning server, for example:

  • Sharing files
  • Accessing the web
  • Authenticating users
  • Sending emails
  • Safeguarding information


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