Grafton Merchanting, Ireland’s largest builders’ merchants enjoys a robust and resilient IT infrastructure, capable of supporting new business applications into the future, following a major upgrade delivered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and MJ Flood Technology.
Here we are again. Yet another large, software platform is being retired. On 14th July, or Bastille Day as it’s known to our Gallic brethren, Microsoft will cease its in-life support services for Windows Server 2003. This means it will no longer develop patches, security updates/fixes or any updates for the platform. So if you haven’t updated by this deadline, your business will be using unsupported software.
So what about those of us who choose to blissfully ignore this impending date or for legacy reasons just can’t move?
By Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology
Yet another IT deadline looms when manufacturers and resellers strong-arm us into upgrading our software. Or at least that’s how some see it. But there’s a very good reason for not ignoring this latest end of support notification from Microsoft.
This time it’s Windows Server 2003, which after 12 loyal and productive years, reaches End of Life on July 14th, 2015. Given the speed of technological change and increasing demands for computing power, it’s quite surprising that this server OS has lasted this long. It’s an industry stalwart that has served business well over the years from workgroup-type server capacity for larger companies to Small Business Server 2003, specifically designed to keep smaller organisations up and running.
With so many instances of Windows Server 2003 out there, many companies will be asking themselves what kind of support they can expect to receive after this date. And the answer, quite frankly is none.
Dublin, Wednesday, 7th January 2015: Leading cloud computing and IT services provider, MJ Flood Technology today announced a €1.2 million IT infrastructure refresh and associated managed services contract with NUI, Galway
Under the terms of the contract, MJ Flood Technology will perform a full compute, server and storage refresh at NUI Galway’s primary data centre with automatic failover to a secondary on-campus facility for resilient redundancy.
The new infrastructure will support teaching, multimedia learning and research for the university’s 17,000 students and 2,400 staff.
Leading global logistics specialist, syncreon has upgraded its server, storage and back-up infrastructure to support the organisation’s strong business growth.