As of 10th October 2023, Windows Servers 2012 and 2012 R2 reached their end of life. You are now no longer able to operate on these systems securely, as Microsoft does not offer updates (of any kind), bug fixes or technical support on these servers.
Previously, the only option when a server reached its end of life was to purchase a new one or upgrade to a newer version (the latest being Windows Server 2022). With many organisations still operating on Windows Server 2012, upgrading or switching to a new server is likely to have a costly impact. If you read our post when ESUs came to an end, you will know Cloudhouse offers another solution – if you didn’t, then this blog will give you a refresher.
The importance of updating your systems
It may be tempting to continue using Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2, but you risk running your business through unsafe conditions – in fact, it is surprisingly common for businesses to be aware of security patches, yet still avoid switching to new systems as the process can seem daunting, complicated and time-consuming.
By using an outdated server, organisations will not only find their operations to be slower, but they will be running on outdated security measures, therefore making their company more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Let Cloudhouse help
With the end of Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, businesses must upgrade or purchase a new server, and as new updates continuously arise you can find yourself stuck in a cycle of expense. Cloudhouse offers two alternative solutions that help organisations with their end-of-life needs while avoiding the cost of multiple upgrades – by shifting your existing applications onto newer operating systems.
Guardian effectively monitors your systems, giving visibility into what needs updating or removing. By implementing Guardian, businesses can continuously monitor their operating systems for outdated applications and security flaws before problems arise – keeping the organisation safe and compliant with ever-changing regulations. Additionally, Alchemy is an application compatibility service that takes applications from old environments and safely transfers them onto the latest platforms.
Cloudhouse fixes issues quickly and for good, minimising the risk of problems further down the line; cyberattacks, business disruption and reputational brand damage.
If you would like to know how Cloudhouse can assist you with your migrating needs, send us a message today.