Hey tech enthusiasts! We’ve got some important news to share with you from the Technical News team here at Swift IT about the end of life for Windows Server 2012 R2…
We know this operating system has been the backbone of many network and a trusty companion for many a business but it’s time to bid farewell and move on to newer and better things.
Let’s dive in and find out why!
So, what does “end of life” mean exactly? Well, it means Microsoft is pulling the plug on support, bug fixes, and security updates for Server 2012 R2. Don’t get us wrong, the software will still work, but it’s like sailing on a ship without a crew – you’re exposed to all kinds of risks.
Now, here’s the big news – extended support for Windows Server 2012 R2 officially ends on October 10, 2023. After that, you won’t receive any security updates which is like leaving your front door wide open for hackers and cybercriminals to stroll right in!
We get it, you might be thinking, “What’s the big deal? Can’t we just keep using it?” Well, here are the risks you’ll face if you choose to stick with Server 2012r2
Security Nightmares: As technology evolves, so do the sneaky tactics of cybercriminals. Without security updates, your server becomes an irresistible target for all sorts of malicious attacks.
Compliance Conundrums: If you operate in a regulated industry or take part in the Cyber Essentials accreditation scheme then using unsupported software can land you in hot water due compliance requirements which demand the use of supported systems, so ignoring the end of life for Server 2012 R2 might just invite fines and legal headaches!
Missed Opportunities: The world of tech doesn’t stand still. Newer operating systems offer fantastic features, improved performance, and seamless integration with the latest applications. Sticking with an outdated system means missing out on all the cool stuff!
Support Black Hole: Once the end-of-life hits, Microsoft won’t be there to hold your hand anymore. No technical support means longer downtime, more headaches, and potential business disruptions. Yikes!
But fear not, we’re here to guide you through the transition! It’s time to embrace the future and switch to a supported operating system. Microsoft offers several options like Windows Server 2019, 2022..
Here are a few benefits of making the switch:
Fortified Security: Supported operating systems receive regular security updates, shielding you from potential threats and keeping your data safe and sound.
Turbocharged Performance: Newer operating systems come packed with performance enhancements and optimizations, allowing your applications to run faster and smoother.
Compatibility Galore: Upgrading means being able to play nice with the latest software, applications, and hardware. It’s like joining the cool kids’ club and having access to all the newest gadgets and toys!
So, it’s time to bid adieu to Windows Server 2012 R2 and say hello to the future!
Don’t let your IT infrastructure sail into choppy waters.
Speak to us now to start planning your upgrade and migration to a supported and secure operating system.
Stay Swift, stay updated!