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Microsoft Server 2012: End of Life Support

Posted: Mar 2022
Professionals trust Windows Servers to run their businesses, store data, and power mission-critical workloads. As Windows works toward innovating and improving its existing solutions, this ultimately means it will no longer support older hardware like Windows Server 2012. Beginning October 2023, support and security updates for Windows Server 2012, and 2012 R2 End of Extended will reach End of Life (EOL).

Businesses must plan to upgrade their servers to the latest release that will allow the latest technology to modernize their IT environments. Customers can migrate their workloads to Azure and get free Extended Security Updates for three more years, only in Azure. Customers running these releases of Windows Server on-premises will have the option to purchase Extended Security Updates.

Continuing to use outdated hardware or software, opens up organizations to malware, ransomware, and other online threats.

What does End of Life (EOL) mean?

End of Life (EOL), means that the original equipment manufacturer has determined that a specific product has reached the end of its useful or relevant lifespan. Typically, this comes on the heels of doing a recommended upgrade to the latest generation of hardware. Ultimately, it signals the impending obsolescence of a hardware or software technology that will no longer be produced or supported.

What are the risks?

The biggest risk posed to businesses that rely on obsolete technology is security. Here are some of the many disadvantages of outdated hardware or software:

  • Significant, increased risk of cyber-attacks.
  • Decrease in the overall performance of systems.
  • Increased chances of data corruption.
  • Reduction in system speeds.
  • Loss of critical updates to security, software, and support.

Bridgehead IT can help.

Bridgehead IT can help provide complete support and solutions for businesses of all sizes, across all industries to implement a plan to upgrade their obsolete Microsoft 2012 servers. Our team of professionals can conduct on-site technology assessments, alongside a plan to navigate the transition. This allows for informed planning to stay up-to-date on your business’s IT needs.

As one of San Antonio’s largest technology firms, the team of experts at Bridgehead IT is here for our clients to provide thoughtful solutions, not quick fixes

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