Did you know? Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server R2 2012 will end by the 10th October 2023. It is important to have an EOL (end of life) software plan before this date to ensure your business, its databases and applications are kept safe and operational. Find out all you need to know about what the EOL entails and how ITRM can help you find a solution...

What will no longer be covered?

Windows Server 2012 products will no longer receive...

  • Security updates
  • Non-security updates
  • Bug fixes
  • Technical support
  • Online technical updates

Without the above measures in place, businesses are more open to security vulnerabilities including, data breaches and ransomware attacks and, will encounter compatibility issues with newer applications due to the outdated software.

What are the opportunities?

Although the server can simply be replaced, the end of life date acts as an opportunity for businesses to review their technical infrastructure and make improvements to overall IT operations from cyber security, leveraging latest technologies and programs, to ensuring connectivity for remote and hybrid working models.

To review your current technical infrastructure with a professional, contact our consultancy and advisory teams.

What are the solutions?

We have previously established that you can upgrade to a contemporary operating system such as Windows Server 2022. Although the thought of changing and upgrading IT environments may seem daunting, ITRM's team of experts are on hand to ensure this transition runs as smoothly as possible. Through upgrading to an up-to-date server, your business can benefit from the latest system and security updates.

Upgrading to a PaaS (platform as a service) complete cloud environment alike Azure is another solution to the Windows Server 2012 EOL. Through up taking a PaaS platform, businesses can offload tasks to the cloud sphere, allowing valuable time to be regained and redirected towards leveraging business success. Azure benefits from free of charge Extended Security Updates (ESUs) which act as a last resort for running and securing outdated Microsoft products such as the approaching Windows Server 2012 R2 EOL.

To review which option is best for your business to adopt before the Windows Server 2012 R2 end of life approaches, contact the ITRM team.

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