Discover the business value of migrating your Windows Workloads on AWS

The 10th October 2023 deadline for Windows 2012 end of support (EOS) is a significant milestone for many organizations that rely on this operating system. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, patches, or technical support for Windows Server 2012, leaving organizations vulnerable to security threats and potentially exposing them to compliance risks.

In this blog we take a look at the significance of this milestone, the benefits of Windows on AWS, and how an AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency Partner can support the transition.

The Impact of Windows Server 2012 EOS

This October 2023 deadline is considerable since Windows Server 2012 is a widely used operating system that is still running in many organizations. This means that there could be a large number of systems that will need to be upgraded or replaced before the deadline, which could be a daunting task for many IT departments.

The end of support for Windows Server 2012 also means that organizations that are subject to compliance regulations may no longer be in compliance if they continue to run this operating system after the deadline. This could result in financial penalties, legal liabilities, and damage to the organization’s reputation.

To avoid these risks, organizations should start planning now to migrate to a newer operating system or move their workloads to the cloud. This may involve upgrading hardware, updating applications, and reconfiguring systems, which can be a complex and time-consuming process.

For more than 12 years, enterprises have been utilizing Microsoft Workloads on AWS, which is longer than any other cloud provider. AWS is preferred by customers because of its extensive experience with cloud-based Windows application solutions, providing a best-in-class platform for Windows Server and SQL Server.

Migrating Windows Workloads to AWS can deliver higher performance, reliability, more migration support, enhanced security and identity services, and the broadest range of capabilities, all while offering flexible licensing options and a lower total cost of ownership.

But where to start? This is where an AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency Partner can help.

Getting Started with AWS Cloud Experts

With 17 years experience in providing cloud-native solutions and consulting, we understand how navigating this rapidly approaching Windows Server 2012 EOS can be challenging. As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner we ensure our clients enjoy the benefits of our ability to leverage the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.

Our broad portfolio of AWS services and competencies showcases deep expertise to help customers design, migrate, deploy, and manage Microsoft-based applications securely on AWS. Being an AWS Windows Workloads Competency Partner and AWS Migration Services Competency Partner, our teams are recognised for their dedication to helping companies achieve their technology goals.

To get you started and help overcome the challenges associated with Windows 2012 EOS, we take a proven step by step approach that supports organizations transition strategy:

  1. Evaluate your current infrastructure to determine the possible risks associated with Windows Server 2012 EOS specific to your IT ecosystem
  2. Advise and implement upgrading and migrating your servers to guarantee ongoing support and seamless functionality
  3. Share proven strategies for maintaining robust security and compliance throughout the transition process
  4. Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine the most advantageous options for upgrading or replacing your servers

Whether migrating Windows Workloads or modernizing Microsoft based applications, we have you covered.

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