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Windows Server 2003 End of Support: July 14, 2015

By now, your strategy for migrating away from Windows Server/R2 2003 should be well underway.

You’ve completed a comprehensive discovery of the software and workloads running in your current environment; assessed and organized each by type, criticality, complexity and risk; and identified the optimal destinations for all of your applications and workloads in the new environment.

The only thing left is to pull the trigger and migrate. Right?

If your organization isn’t feeling quite that organized, don’t panic. While time is running short to execute a successful migration before support for Windows Server 2003 ends, the Zones migration services team can help get all the benefits Windows Server 2012 R2:

Do more with less
Consolidate applications onto fewer servers to save on hardware costs and get more from your investment in IT. Virtualization is built into Windows Server 2012 R2 at no additional cost.

Protect your business
Know that when downtime occurs from an unexpected event or natural disaster, your data is safe and you can get your business back up and running in minutes.

Reduce storage cost
Give employees exactly as much storage as they need, when they need it and scale storage up and down quickly – all without paying a fortune for expensive storage solutions.

Enhance remote access
Enable mobile workers to access line-of-business applications hosted on-premises or in the cloud, while providing peace of mind that corporate data remains on the server.

Step-by-step migration plan

Migrating to Windows Server 2013 R2 is a four-step process. You’ll need to discover your current environment; catalog all applications and workloads; choose a migration destination for each; and move it all to the new environment.

Whatever stage you’re currently at in your migration, Zones can assist you with helpful tools and deep Microsoft expertise that can smooth the way and shave precious days, weeks, or months off the process for most organizations.

Zones software licensing experts, cloud services specialists, systems engineers, and solution architects will guide your IT team through each step in the migration process, ensuring that you come away with a highly scalable, powerful and efficient infrastructure.

Ask your Zones account executive for a full briefing on our complete discovery, assessment, targeting, and migration services can help you transform your data center more efficiently, and with minimal disruption.

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