Mitigate End of Life Risk: Migrate to Cloud and Upgrade Legacy Windows OS's at Scale

On January 14, 2020 there will be no more support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 which means no more security updates from Microsoft. If you do not address End of Support your data, applications and infrastructure may be at risk which will ultimately impact your business.

RiverMeadow's NEW Automated In-Place OS Upgrade product capability will migrate and modernise your legacy Windows applications seamlessly and at speed. Available for all supported clouds, as well as for on-premises data centers, this unique migration capability provides an ideal opportunity for customers to quickly and safely migrate workloads while upgrading the underlying operating system.

Whether you are remaining on-premises, moving to the cloud or you are already there this unique migration methodology provides an ideal environment for you to test how your applications will adapt in the new OS. In other words, you can modernize your Windows workloads as part of a hot migration and assess any application issues before committing and cutting over. 

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Transition from Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 to Windows 2012, Windows 2016 or Windows 2019 as part of your cloud migration journey, from within your current cloud environment or from within your current data center

Key Benefits:

  • Retire legacy OS’s (technical debt) as part of your journey to the cloud
  • Avoid Windows 2008 End of Support costs (CSA)
  • Mitigate cybersecurity threats from patched OSs 
  • Upgrade to Target Clone to ensure Application Compatibility with newer OS with no risk
  • Save time and money with our Bulk Upgrade capability 
  • Take advantage of current offers from cloud providers
  • Extend the life of your application
  • No downtime, no disruption: by performing an OS upgrade on a target clone, your source is never interrupted during the process

Use Cases:

  • Windows 2003 (64bit) with single or multi-hop stops -> Windows 2008, 2012, 2016 or 2019
  • Windows 2008 (64bit) with single or multi-hop stops -> Windows 2012, 2016 or 2019
  • Windows 2012 with single hop to Windows 2016 or 2019
  • Windows 2016 with single hop to Windows 2019
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.10 with single hop to Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.6


Accelerate Your Migration to the Cloud

Migrates between physical, virtual, and cloud to cloud platforms


Agentless - no change management needed; no reboot required


Hypervisor agnostic - no hypervisor access to on-premise infrastructure required


Automatically provisions new virtual machines on cloud targets 


Live Migration - duplicate clone in cloud; source workloads remains active 


Preflight migration checks (source and target) to ensure migration success


Differential Sync - sync only the changes made on the source in the cloud


Automation - evolve your workload; modify, customize, update and enhance


Data Only Migration - move data volumes only, swap OS versions


Enhanced Data Transfer engine – throttling, multi-threading, tunnelling


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