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How to address Windows Server 2003 EOL & Legacy Applications

So you have a bunch of old Windows Server 2003’s still plodding along with out-of support legacy enterprise applications running, that are still critical to your business? Windows Server 2003 support ends mid next year! You certainly don’t want to deal with increased security risks and the chance of loss of compliance by ignoring this deadline.
What are you options & how can you get rid of these soon-to-be unsupported servers with ease?
How can you do this without the risk and pain of reinstalling your legacy applications on a newer OS (if the application even supports it?). This laborious task could entail:
How to Address Windows Server 2003 EOL Upgrading the server
• Rebuilding the server
• Reinstalling the application
• Reconfiguring the application
• Hoping it works the same as before!
All these steps are very labor intensive and time consuming, also doing these steps does not help you to modernize your existing infrastructure at all, it just adds to it.
What if you could just have a great tool that quickly and easily moves these applications from their existing old outdated servers to a new Windows OS Server in your datacenter or, even better, the cloud?
You can!
Microsoft and Perficient both recommend a fantastic utility called ”AppZero”, we even partnered with them we like it so much! AppZero can move your legacy application is far less time that it would take to re-install on a new operating system. Configuration, settings, preferences and all! No code changes or updates, even old 32 bit applications onto new 64 bit OS such as the great Windows Server 2012 R2 (you can pass over the Windows Server 2008 step!)
AppZero quickly and efficiently identifies, extracts and then moves your enterprise applications without adding software on the current source, or production server, and makes no changes to the application itself – so much safer!
It is perfectly matched to the modernization of the OS and your supporting infrastructure. It is cloud, and hyper-visor independent, so you can easily choose the new destination for your legacy enterprise application.
Here’s to a slick and pain-free removal of Windows Server 2003 from your enterprise!
Take a look at one of our clear-cut offerings around this very topic, we’ll help you navigate through removing these old servers.
Contact us at if you would like more information on Windows Server 2003 migrations.

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Steve Andrews

For over 20 years, Steve Andrews has been passionately working on the Microsoft infrastructure side in Information Technology. Working with versatile, agile companies to strategically deploy cutting edge technologies, streamlining, and consolidating to drive their business focus, profitability, and always stay ahead of their competitors. Experience includes deep Microsoft collaboration/communications and back end solutions for medium/large sized corporations within Financial, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Biotech, Government, and Administration. More recently assisting organizations to focus on private cloud creating/management/monitoring systems and specializing in System Center 2012 products. Steve is on product development panels for many Microsoft Server products (and Microsoft VTSP) and enables a true vision of simplicity through clean clear infrastructure. Before Perficient, Steve worked for a large European Cable/Communications company, an international retailer with the biggest POS network, and a high demand 24/7 manufacturing company.

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