Many companies continue to rely on Windows Server 2003

Microsoft logoIt seems that the constant expert warnings that legacy software should be avoided aren’t really resonating with businesses across the world. According to a new report by Spiceworks, more than half (53 percent) of companies all over the world have at least one instance of Windows Server 2003.

That wouldn’t be much of an issue if the operating system’s EOL (end of life) date wasn’t a year ago (July 14, 2015). After that date, Microsoft has officially ceased supporting the product, stopped releasing patches and new updates, which means that companies still using Windows Server 2003 are actually putting themselves at a lot of cyber risk.

Windows Server 2003 все еще актуальна

When asked why they decided not to migrate to a newer version, IT pros said there was no "immediate need". Not having enough time or the proper budget were also reasons behind the decision.

Just above three quarters (76 percent) of companies take advantage of virtualization, Spiceworks says, adding that Vmware vSpehere ESXi is used by 71 percent of companies, while Microsoft Hyper-V holds 23 percent of the market share. Just six per cent of organizations are using other hypervisors such as Citrix XenServer.

Windows Server 2008 is still the most popular one, holding 45 percent of the market. It is followed by Windows Server 2013 with 24 percent. Microsoft, in total, holds 88 percent market share.

"Going forward, virtualization will continue to venture into the last 25 percent or so of unexplored territory, and we expect the OS install base to start trending newer as Windows Server 2016 launches and Windows Server 2008 gets closer to its 2020 EOL date", the report concludes.

Source: Betanews

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, servers

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)