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Guido Marchetti, Cloud Solution Specialist, MJ Flood Technology. Pic. Maura Hickey.

Windows Server 2003 End of Life – the risks of ignoring this important deadline

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.

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At the signing of the NUIG IT infrastructure contract are pic l-r: Mark Gantly, Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard Galway, Dr Jim Browne, President NUIG and James Finglas, Managing Director, MJ Flood Tehnology | Photograph by Aengus McMahon

MJ Flood Technology secures €1.2m IT infrastructure contract with NUI Galway

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.

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Strong business growth drives server, storage and back-up refresh for global logistics specialist, syncreon

Strong business growth drives server, storage and back-up refresh for global logistics specialist, syncreon

Leading global logistics specialist, syncreon has upgraded its server, storage and back-up infrastructure to support the organisation’s strong business growth.

Aventas chooses MJ Flood Technology to implement HP server and storage solutions

HP server and storage upgrade supports round-the-clock production at the Aventas Group

The Aventas Group (formerly Quinn Manufacturing) enjoys robust IT redundancy and resiliency at its major production facilities, thanks to a HP server and storage solution upgrade, designed and deployed by MJ Flood Technology.

IT infrastructure refresh by MJ Flood Technology refresh supports more reliable computing and better client management for Stewarts Care

IT infrastructure refresh supports more reliable computing and better client management for Stewarts Care

Leading voluntary healthcare provider, Stewarts Care benefits from resilient, high performance computing and better client management.

International Rugby Board Converts to MJ Flood Technology Refreshed virtualised server and storage infrastructure provides continuous, uninterrupted operations for Rugby World Cup

International Rugby Board Converts to MJ Flood Technology

Refreshed virtualised server and storage infrastructure provides continuous, uninterrupted operations for Rugby World Cup thanks to MJ Flood Technology.

RPII chooses MJ Flood Technology for server virtualisation and storage infrastructure.

Radiological Protection Institute Energises Organisation with IT Upgrade

The independent, public body responsible for ensuring the protection of the Irish people against the harmful effects of radiation, has upgraded its IT infrastructure with the help of MJ Flood Technology.

Celtic Anglian Water Moves to the Cloud

Leading environmental organisation slashes IT administration costs and boosts IT service levels with cloud delivery strategy for Microsoft business applications and server infrastructure.

Bannon property chooses MJ Flood Technology for major IT infrastructure refresh and HP SAN technology deployment

Technology Refresh Boosts Competitive Advantage for Leading Property Consultants

A technology refresh at leading property consultants, Bannon has significantly reduced IT administration costs and boosted competitive advantage.

Bannon property chooses MJ Flood Technology for major IT infrastructure refresh and HP SAN technology deployment

Technology Refresh Boosts Competitive Advantage for Leading Property Consultants

A technology refresh at leading property consultants, pharm Bannon has significantly reduced IT administration costs and boosted competitive advantage.  The refresh, designed and deployed by MJ Flood Technology has resulted in a more robust, secure IT infrastructure for Bannon  and  helps the company to boost enterprise agility and successfully challenge larger competitors.

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