This Is The End
IT is scrambling as Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP, Exchange Server 2003 and Office 2003 April 8. But for some organizations, the widely installed OS will have a long afterlife.
As Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP and ends support for the 2003 versions of Office and Exchange, IT faces difficult choices and a variety of options.
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now better suited for virtual environments, Linux servers, SQL Server support and provides more consistency.
The new Data Protection Manager component in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 now supports virtual environments, Linux servers and SQL Server clustering. It can work with third-party backup and recovery suites and appliances, but it's no substitute.