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Veeam and the End of Windows Server 2003 Support

Chris Henley, Sr. Manager Microsoft Global Alliance, Veeam Software

Veeam and the End of Windows Server 2003 Support
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Published: August, 2014

Microsoft has officially announced that on July 15, 2015, Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported!

We have come to the End of Life (EOL) or End of Support (EOS) for this incredibly popular and reliable Operating system. Windows Server 2003 EOL not only means the movement of workloads away from Windows Server 2003, but it also includes the inherent transition AWAY from the 32-bit hardware platform and TO virtualization with Hyper-V.

In almost every case, if we want to preserve applications, data and services while moving from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, the ONLY available options are migrations—not upgrades.

As you plan and implement migrations from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, NEW Veeam© Availability Suite™ v8 gives you data protection during backup and reduced downtime when testing in virtual lab environments.

When you think about it, Windows Server 2003 end of life is a GREAT opportunity to transition from the past to the present.

You will learn:
  • The challenges and some of the opportunities associated with Windows Server 2003 End of Support
  • Side by side migration strategies and the move to virtualization as a solution to platform challenges with Windows Server 2003
  • How Veeam Backup & Replication software can be used to play a key role in protecting your data from the WS 2003 EOL

Microsoft has officially announced that on July 15, 2015, Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported!

We have come to the End of Life (EOL) or End of Support (EOS) for this incredibly popular and reliable Operating system. Windows Server 2003 EOL not only means the movement of workloads away from Windows Server 2003, but it also includes the inherent transition AWAY from the 32-bit hardware platform and TO virtualization with Hyper-V.

In almost every case, if we want to preserve applications, data and services while moving from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, the ONLY available options are migrations—not upgrades.

As you plan and implement migrations from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, NEW Veeam© Availability Suite™ v8 gives you data protection during backup and reduced downtime when testing in virtual lab environments.

When you think about it, Windows Server 2003 end of life is a GREAT opportunity to transition from the past to the present.

You will learn:
  • The challenges and some of the opportunities associated with Windows Server 2003 End of Support
  • Side by side migration strategies and the move to virtualization as a solution to platform challenges with Windows Server 2003
  • How Veeam Backup & Replication software can be used to play a key role in protecting your data from the WS 2003 EOL
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