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Windows 2003 Migrations

Move away from Windows 2003 with help from Fuse

Andrew Walman

14/09/2015

​Tomorrow, 15th September 2015, marks the second patch Tuesday since Windows 2003 went out of extended support. That's a good three months' worth of vulnerabilities that have now gone unpatched in this venerable OS. If you're organisation still has Windows 2003 servers, chances are it's because the applications and services they run are considered too difficult, too pricey, or too important to risk an update. Or maybe it's just that no-one's got around to it.

This is where Fuse can help. We can help you assess the best way to move away from Windows 2003 and onto a modern server OS that is more reliable, more secure, and above all helps your organization become more productive.

Our expertise in transitioning systems into virtual machines, either on premise or in the cloud, is one option, moving old physical servers onto new hardware. We can secure the old operating against external threats by carrying out security audits and implementing threat management software. Finally, we can advise on the best path to take on updating or replacing the applications that Windows 2003 runs.

Talk to us today about migrating off Windows 2003, before it becomes a headache for your organisation.


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