Migrating Legacy Windows Applications to AWS Public Cloud

Demand for AWS public cloud continues to accelerate. Businesses are moving part or all of their IT infrastructure and workloads to the platform to improve performance, efficiency and make more of their IT budget.

But for some, public cloud adoption is limited by their reliance on legacy apps which are tied to old versions of Microsoft operating systems that have reached end of life. These apps can’t be moved to public cloud in their current form, and as a result, users face challenges at every turn. Because of this, IT teams are stuck between the following options: 1) maintain the status quo and continue to work with outdated, unsupported operating systems that make their apps inherently less effective and secure, or 2) re-write app code or build a new application entirely at potentially prohibitive cost. Either way, legacy apps are, seemingly, incompatible with public cloud.

However, there is a way for organisations to keep their valuable legacy apps and move them to AWS in their entirety, operating system included, securely and affordably. This paper explains how Cloudhouse Compatibility Containers bridge the gap between legacy IT and an AWS-powered public cloud future.

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Saving Critical Applications From End-Of-Life
Saving Critical Applications From End-Of-Life

Read a blog from Cloudhouse CEO Mat Clothier describing the opportunities and challenges for businesses becoming cloud optimised. Businesses with critical applications, he says, are entrenched in legacy operating systems and will be scratching their heads wondering how they migrate those applications into the cloud.