07/28/2015- With the recent end of life of Windows Server 2003, millions of users will be without support or vital security updates for the now legacy system. Many users will be exposed to vulnerabilities and threats without patches to resolve these issues. Updating the software may not be enough as older hardware used with Windows Server 2003 may not be compatible with newer versions. Adding to this, if hardware is dated it may not be able to fully utilize the features of the Windows operating systems.
Migrating to a more recent operating system is the ideal path, but many IT administrators may face several constraints such as limited budget, lack of technical expertise, and reliance on Windows applications.
What Can Thecus Do For You?
Thecus offers several Windows-based NAS that provide an easy and cost effective means to update your system and migrate your data. For large businesses, Thecus deploys Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard on 8-bay (W8900), 12-bay (W12000), and 16-bay (W16000) rackmount NAS. These units provide much of the same applications as Windows Server 2003 along with a host of new features. These units are outfitted with powerful Intel CPUs, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM, and 10GbE Ready.
For SMB and SOHO users, Thecus offers Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials on 2-bay (W2000+), 4-bay (W4000+), and 5-bay (W5000+) units. Each unit includes an SSD (5-bay includes SSHD) that houses the pre-installed Windows Essentials software. For users who have pre-existing Windows environments such as Windows Server 2003, the WSSE NAS are an optimal solution. The WSSE software includes many unique Windows Server features including Data Deduplication, Windows AD, and seamless integration with Azure and Office 365.
Upgrading systems can be a long, and often times, difficult task. Budgets will need to be made, precautions with data migration will be needed, and Admins will have new administrative interfaces to deal with. By taking advantage of Thecus' line of Windows-based solutions, users can ease the burden of this transition.
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Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.