Failure to migrate to Windows Server 2012 on System x and ThinkServer systems leaves businesses open to a number of potential risks. And time is running out.
On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003. This means no more updates or patches, no more support for applications or programs, and noncompliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards. New systems can help you avoid the risks that come with running an expired operating system (OS).
The Lenovo Windows Server 2003 End of Support Program gives you the information and tools to migrate to System x and ThinkServer systems running Windows Server 2012 OS.
5 Reasons to Upgrade Windows Server 2003 with Lenovo servers now!
Security patches and updates for Windows Server 2003 will no longer be available. Older servers will be more vulnerable to malicious attacks. Your data, your customers’ data, and your IP will be at risk.
Businesses subject to regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, and PCI, may face stiff penalties and huge fines. Plus, businesses that accept credit cards may lose merchant privileges if they continue to run on an unsupported OS.
Critical data may be at risk. FEMA estimates that up to 70 per cent of small to medium businesses that experience catastrophic data loss will fail within 12 months.
Applications may not be recoverable if the OS fails. Users will lose access to the tools they need, which could paralyse business operations.
SKY ROCKETING OPERATING COSTS
Older servers are more expensive to operate and maintain. They consume more power, generate more heat, and take up more space than System x and ThinkServer systems.
Why is it critical ?
Failure to migrate to Windows Server 2012 on System x and ThinkServer systems leaves businesses open to a number of potential risks. Lenovo ThinkServer or System x with Windows Server 2012 allows you to modernise and standardise your IT infrastructure and consolidate servers.
For more in-depth information on migration and the perils of not planning for this in time, download the following checklists: