Why Upgrade from WS2003
By Tony Sims
Created 2 years ago
A short presentation on reasons why you should migrate off of Windows Server 2003 prior to End of Support
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Tags: Windows Server 2003
Slide 1 - Why you need to migrate from Windows Server 2003
- Tony SimsServer and Cloud Technical SpecialistMicrosoft Corporation
Slide 2 - Journey with me back to 2003…
Slide 3 - Memories from 2003
- Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.83
- California Voters recall Governor Gray Davis from office and elect Arnold Schwarzenegger to succeed him.
- MythBusters premiers on the Discovery Channel
- Top 10 Movies based on Revenue
- LOTR: Return of the King ($377m)
- Finding Nemo ($339m)
- Pirates of the Caribbean ($305m)
- The Matrix Reloaded ($281m)
- Bruce Almighty ($242m)
- X2 X-Men United ($214m)
- Elf ($173m)
- Terminator 3 ($150m)
- The Matrix Revolutions ($139m)
- Cheaper by the Dozen ($138m)
- My Tacoma was brand new with 0 miles
Slide 4 - Changes in Computing Technology
- Processor Architecture
- Processor Cores
- Single Core/Hyper-Threading Introduced
- Quad-Core minimum/Octo-Core norm
- Server Memory
- 1GB Norm/4GB Max(32bit)
- 128GB to 512GB for Virtualization Host/4TB Max for WS2012 R2
- Hard Drive Sizes
- Measured in MB/No SSDs
- Measured in TB/SSDs Mainstream
- 10/100 Norm/1GB new and expensive
- Multiple 1GB NICs/Dual10GB NICs Teamed norm
- Test/Dev Primarily
Slide 5 - Windows Server 2003
- The most widely deployed operating system of its time – millions of instances still running worldwide
- Safeguarding and making your business better
- New standards for security, reliability, and performance
Slide 6 - The Big Windows Server 2003 EOS Question…
Slide 7 - Q: Is Microsoft going to change the Windows Server 2003 End of Support date? Will they extend the date?
- A: No. Windows Server 2003 End of Support is July 14th, 2015. (<105 Days)
Slide 8 - Risks Running Windows Server 2003 Beyond EOS
- What end of support means
- Twenty-five critical and important updates released in 2014 for Windows Server 2003/R2
- Windows 2003/R2 servers will not pass a compliance audit
- Nosafe haven
- Impact on both physical and virtualized servers
- Increased operations costs
- Discontinued support for many applications
- Instances not protected in the cloud
- Now is the time to act
- Start planning your migrations and modernizing your infrastructure today!
Slide 10 - Modernization Options
Slide 11 - Many Options Available…
- ~60% of the Fortune 500 use Azure
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2008
- Our last 32-bit OS; Extended support until 2020
- Ways we can help:
- Migration Website
- Migration Planning Assistant
- Line of Business Applications
- Engage a Microsoft Partner in a modernization effort
- Engage application vendor
Slide 12 - Moving to the Present…
- Transforming the datacenter
- Traditional datacenter
- Tight coupling between infrastructure and apps
- Expensive, proprietary, and vertically integrated hardware
- Siloed infrastructure and operations
- Highly customized processes and configurations
- Software-defined datacenter
- Loosely coupled apps, infrastructure resources, and physical hardware
- Industry-standard, low cost hardware
- Service-focused DevOps roles
- Standardized, automated processes and configurations
Slide 14 - Hybrid design
- Global reach, scale, and security for your business demands—all in a flexible and open platform
- Cloud capacity and services in a way that fits your business needs and roadmap
- Extends IT, developer, and employee skillsets to the cloud for new innovation
- Microsoft vision for a new era
- Cloud OS
- Unified platform for modern business
- Microsoft is positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Server Virtualization, Application Platform as a Service and Cloud Storage Services.
- We believe this validates Microsoft’s strategy to enable the power of choice as we deliver industry-leading infrastructure services, platform services and hybrid solutions.
- Gartner, Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, Thomas J. Bittman, Mark A. Margevicius, Philip Dawson, 2 July 2014.
- Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri, Tiny Haynes, 28 May 2014.
- Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service, Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Mark Driver, David Mitchell Smith, Kimihiko Iijima, Ross Altman, 7 January 2014.
- Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services, Gene Ruth, Arun Chandrasekaran, 9 July 2014.
- These graphics were published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Microsoft. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
- Public Cloud Storage Services4
- x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure1
- Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)2
- Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS)3
- A Gartner Magic Quadrant leader
- Microsoft the only company that’s a leader in all four Magic Quadrants.
Slide 16 - Windows Server 2003 End of Support Office Hours
- Please join me for a live Lync Meeting to discuss your Windows Server 2003 options, every Friday from 10-1130 Eastern Time.
- Please use this link: https://join.microsoft.com/meet/asims/G62YT43K
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