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Modernize your Operating Systems

Upgrade your Windows or Linux OSs safely, cost-effectively and with zero business disruption

Are you looking for a way to upgrade your legacy OSs to supported versions in an automated, highly scalable and non-disruptive way?

With RiverMeadow's unique OS Modernization capability we can help reduce technical debt, whether you're moving to the cloud or staying on-prem. 

Our proven process offers a fast and safe way to modernize workloads on the target while the source is unimpacted. Transition at speed and scale from Windows Server 2003, 2008, or 2012 to Windows Server 2016, 2019, or 2022from on-prem to on-prem, on-prem to cloud, or cloud to cloud, we can help modernize your OS and save you money. OS modernization is also available for various Linux distributions.

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Key Benefits

Avoid legal & regulatory risk (fines, shutdowns or prosecution)

Mitigate cybersecurity threats from patched OS's

Avoid End of Support costs (Custom Support Agreements)

Safely retire legacy OS’s (technical debt)

Simplify software management - no complex multiple versions

Upgrade apps to the latest versions (as supported by current OS's)

No downtime - OS upgrade is performed on a target clone

Application compatibility with newer OS fully tested in target clone

Avert business risk - minimize security risk of older OS's

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Mitigate Microsoft End of Support Risk and Cost

Microsoft Support for Windows Server 2012 has now Ended!

Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 have now reached End of Support (EOS), and these products will no longer receive security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, or technical support from Microsoft. This puts your business, data, applications, and infrastructure at risk from security vulnerabilities and regulatory non-compliance.

Eligible Microsoft customers with Software Assurance under an Enterprise Agreement may also purchase Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012. This can add up to many millions of dollars over the 3-year period. 

OS Modernization is the Answer

With RiverMeadow's unique OS Modernization capability, you can quickly and safely upgrade your underlying Operating Systems for a fraction of the cost of Microsoft ESU fees, potentially saving millions of dollars. Whether moving to the cloud or staying on-prem, RiverMeadow can help.

Transition at speed and scale from Windows Server 2003, 2008, or 2012 to Windows Server 2016, 2019, or 2022from on-prem to on-prem, on-prem to cloud, or cloud to cloud, we can help modernize your OS

Operating System Modernization 

Manual vs Automated Process:


MANUAL OS upgrade
- Standard -

- RiverMeadow -

Time to Execution

4-5 hours per manual process


Speed of Process

Slow & not sustainable
eg 5 per week

Fully Automated and built for scale 
eg 75-100 per week

Downtime (Source Applications)

Excessive - Process must be done in a maintenance window

No downtime required on the source

Single-hop or multi-hop?

Single-hop only
eg n-2 to n-1

Multi-hop - For example, choose to go from Windows Server 2003 (64bit) to Windows Server 2019 or any version in between

Pre-Flight Compatibility Scan?


Pre-flight scan identifies known compatibility issues before migration start

Certification by Microsoft?


Yes - Microsoft has certified the OSM process for Windows Server teams and Azure Product Owners

RiverMeadow InfraMod - OS Modernization & VM Optimization

OS Modernization:

  • Modernize Windows Server 2003 (64bit) through to Windows Server 2022
  • Modernize Windows 7 through to Windows 11
  • Modernize RHEL, CentOS, OEL 6.x through to 9.x

OS Conversion:

  • Convert Linux distributions between Red hat, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Rocky and Alma

Microsoft SQL Modernization:

  • Modernize Microsoft SQL versions starting at SQL Server 2008 to 2022

Custom Scripting:

  • Upload and invoke custom scripts that are invoked during migration to modify Operations stack and/or Security configurations to target machines

VM Performance Metrics / Right-Sizing Recommendations:

  • Agent-less and real-time source VM performance metrics and recommendations to right-size as part of a migration to VCF, AVS, GCVE, or VMC

Storage Right-sizing:

  • Resize target partitions as part of migration to reduce storage footprint in the cloud

Network Optimization:

  • Migration support for L2 or L3 migrations. For L2, Retain IP/MAC
  • Add, remove, and modify NICs and IP addressing
  • Apply new MTU sizes for VXLAN and other 3rd party technologies
  • Apply firewalling or Security Groups

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Project Management

End-to-End Project Delivery

Create & manage projects

Assign & manage users

Move group management

Full PM Planning & Reporting


Agent-based or Agent-less migrations

Non-disruptive, no downtime

Continuous, Scheduled, Data Only, Data Seeding 

Secure live testing in target clone pre-cutover

SaaS-based licensing model: no installs or contracts

OS Modernization

Safely retire legacy OS’s

Avert business risk; get compliant

Avoid End of Support costs (CSAs)

Minimize security risk of older OS's

Application compatibility with new OS fully tested

Why Wait? Migrate with RiverMeadow

As the only company that offers a fully integrated Cloud Migration Service with advanced platform capability, RiverMeadow believes in giving our customers the freedom of choice when it comes to deciding on which approach best suits your needs. Talk to a Cloud Migration Expert today to learn how best to embark on your journey to the cloud with confidence and ease.

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