That is how IDC put it in a new study they released this month, Forced Migration: Windows Server 2003 End of Life Creates a Crisis for Some Shops. Al Gillen, Servers and System Software Program Vice President, published the IDC opinion for organizations that still have Windows Server 2003 installed in the datacenter. It reflects on the success of Windows Server 2003, the end of extended support coming in 2015, and the risks companies will need to confront if they plan to keep these servers in production. IDC recommends that if you have not already developed a strategy for modernizing your 2003 servers and the compatibility of applications running on them, you need to as quickly as possible.
What are your Windows migration options and what are the benefits that modernization of your server environment can offer? Here is a collection of posts and white papers from this year that will help you to start planning and mitigate the risks of migrating Windows Server 2003.