A Derbyshire Cloud Expert is warning business owners that Windows Server 2003 Support will expire on July 14, leaving thousands of businesses throughout the county unprotected.


Castle Donington based Red Cloud IT is advising businesses that if they fail to migrate to another system, such as Microsoft Office 365, by July 14th, they may be open to issues such as ‘no further security fixes’ from Microsoft for any version of Windows Server 2003.

Director Tim Rookes said: “It is vital for security purposes that business owners migrate to one of the new business cloud systems, and we highly recommend the Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure platforms.

“If business owners do not migrate; their Microsoft Server 2003 systems fall into a non-supported mode, meaning that there are no further security fixes, no incident support available from Microsoft, and the inability to leverage modern Cloud options from Microsoft.  We are encouraging anyone concerned about this issue, to get in touch with us for a free cloud suitability audit.”

Red Cloud IT will handle the migration to Office 365 and Azure from the Windows Server 2003 with little or no downtime and all of a company’s historical data will be transferred across as part of the migration service.

Mr Rookes, added: “As Microsoft Cloud specialists we can help migrate your current IT systems to the Microsoft Cloud and provide ongoing IT managed services for your infrastructure on the ground and in the cloud to make sure everything runs smoothly.

“Office 365 and Azure will not only help a business control costs but also provide the most secure and reliable platform for email, data and applications.”

For more information please visit www.redcloudit.uk