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Windows Server 2012 End-of-Support - You could save $10's of millions of dollars in Microsoft ESU fees!By Emma Tompkins on Dec 7, 2022 7:15:42 AM
RiverMeadow is currently working with a Fortune 50 Financial Services Company to help them retire technical debt and save them from the potential burden of Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Extended Security Update (ESU) payments, saving them $10's of millions of dollars in Microsoft ESU fees.
2023 will see Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 reach 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. (Click here to calculate your potential ESU costs).
OS Modernization is the Answer
Global Financial institutions can rely on Rivermeadow's unique OS Modernization capability to quickly and safely upgrade Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Operating Systems for a fraction of the cost of Microsoft ESU fees, saving millions of dollars, whether moving to the cloud or staying on-prem we can help keep you within regulatory compliance.
Our proven process offers a fast and safe way to modernize workloads on the target while the source is unimpacted. Transitioning at speed and scale from Windows Server 2003, 2008, or 2012 to Windows Server 2016, 2019, or 2022, on-prem to on-prem, on-prem to cloud, or cloud to cloud, we can modernize your OS and save you money. Our OS modernization is also available for various Linux distributions.
RiverMeadow Automated OS Modernization benefits include:
- No Risk, fast and safe - compared to manual in-place OS upgrades
- Fully Automated, built for scale and speed: e.g., 75-100 per week
- No Source downtime or change required
- Multi-hop - choose to go from Windows Server 2003 (64bit) to Windows Server 2019, 2022, or any version in between
- Microsoft-certified OS Modernization process
With RiverMeadow's unique OS Modernization, you could save millions in Microsoft ESU Fees and will eliminate the worry of EOS security vulnerabilities and non-compliance in one smart move. Talk to a RiverMeadow Expert to find out how best to embark on your OS Modernization journey with confidence and ease.