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Trying to Decide if it's Time to Upgrade Your Servers?

If you're frustrated with application performance or concerned that your infrastructure may not be keeping pace with your business growth, then you should consider the answers to a few easy questions.

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 End of Support Program
Benefits of Upgrading Your Server
Gain Efficiencies
Consolidate & virtualize
Increase Performance
Improve system responsiveness
Address Security Issues
Keep your computers & your network protected
Will you be ready when Microsoft® ends support for Windows® Server 2003 on July 14th, 2015? If you're not already migrating, you may not be. If you are running Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 on older servers, you're running 10 year old technology.

Together with Microsoft, Lenovo is now offering the Lenovo Windows Server 2003 End of Support Program to provide you with the information and tools needed to help you, and the reseller you work with today, to migrate your Microsoft Windows® Server 2003 environment to new ThinkServer systems running the latest Windows® Server 2012 R2 OS.

5 Reasons to upgrade to Windows Server 2012 with Lenovo ThinkServer NOW!
Security Breaches
Security patches and updates for Windows® Server 2003 will no longer be available. Older servers will be more vulnerable to malicious attacks. Your data and your Intellectual Property will be at risk.

Non-compliance
Businesses subject to regulations, like Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, and PCI, may face stiff penalties and huge fines. In addition, businesses that accept credit cards may lose their merchant privileges, if they continue to run on an unsupported Operating System.*

Data Loss
Critical data may be at risk. FEMA estimates that up to 70% of small to medium businesses that experience catastrophic data loss will fail within 12 months.**

Application Failure
Applications may not be recoverable if the OS fails. Users will not have access to the tools they need to work, which could paralyze business operations.

Sky-rocketing Operating Costs
Older servers are more expensive to operate and maintain. They fail more often, consume more power, generate more heat, and take up more space than the latest ThinkServer servers.


Why upgrade to ThinkServer?
Now that you have decided to upgrade your Windows Server infrastructure, here is why you should make it ThinkServer.

Purposefully designed for an open software and software-defined age
ThinkServer is designed to host server and storage virtualization as well as supporting your most demanding workloads. Our open business model compliments this open software approach with support for our Business Partners to add their innovation, benefiting them and our customers together.

Higher Reliability & Performance
ThinkServer is designed and tested to THINK quality standards that Lenovo is well known for. The result is less unplanned downtime. ThinkServer also has outstanding storage density and connectivity options providing the flexibility to meet unique or changing IT demands.

Superior Energy Efficiency
Quiet, cool and efficient, ThinkServer systems are a welcome addition in any office environment or in a datacenter where many servers running simultaneously. With high-efficiency power supplies, ThinkServer will help reduce your power and cooling budget.


Lenovo authorized resellers have the tools, expertise and incentives to make upgrading to new ThinkServer systems and MS Windows Server 2012 R2 both a smooth technical migration and a smart business decision.

Download the IDC Whitepaper: The cost of Retaining Aging IT Infrastructure. This white paper describes Lenovo ThinkServer servers, the technology on which the servers are based, and the way the servers address many of the causes of operational cost increases found at customer sites.

Learn best practices for server migration with Windows Server 2012.



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