With the approaching end of support for Windows Server 2003/R2, CIOs are pressured to come up with viable migration solutions for their line of business (LOB) applications. There are clear benefits associated with upgrading to a newer Windows option, including virtualization, standardization, enhanced features and capabilities, cloud platforms, etc. However, migrating your entire environment can be costly and time consuming.
If you think you don't have the budget for a migration, consider the costs associated with running your IT on unsupported software solutions, not to mention the risks of an unsecured IP.
In a recent IDC whitepaper, the research firm looked at migration options for businesses currently using Windows Server 2003/R2 and developed the following six considerations to help plan for a successful migration: