Windows Server 2012 R12 End Of Life

Server 2012 End Of Life

On the 10th of October 2023, Windows Server 2012 R12 will reach end of life and be unsupported by Microsoft. The obsolescence of Windows Server 2012 will force thousands of businesses who use it to make the switch to a newer server environment, or cloud computing. ITC Service are here to make that switch painless.

What is meant by end of life?

The term “end of life” refers to the point in time when software or any other product is no longer supported by it’s manufacturer or vendor. In the context of servers, it means that the server has reached the end of its product life cycle and will no longer receive updates, security patches, or technical support from the manufacturer. 

What businesses should do about Server 2012 EOL:

The approaching end of support for Server 2012 R12 poses potential risks to your business. Your server may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, putting your valuable data and sensitive information at risk or it may start to experience issues that simply can’t be resolved or supported. Relying on antivirus software will not be sufficient in protecting your business once the operating system is no longer supported. 

Businesses will also find that using an end of life operating system will result in non-compliance to regulatory standards such as ISO and Cyber Essentials. For many businesses, non-compliance could mean you cannot legally operate. 

The next step for your business is to consider migrating away from the Server 2012 infrastructure. ITC Service takes pride in our in-house migrations team, who are skilled in ensuring business continuity during the transition. We are here to help you make the switch to a more modern and secure IT infrastructure that can increase efficiency and reduce costs. 

Other Examples of when software reaches end of life

In the recent years there have been a few instances of end-of-life products which have forced major change among businesses. 

Primarily is the Internet Explorer End-Of Life Date in June of 2022. The transition away from the antiquated Internet Explorer was made easy by Microsoft operating systems and the new edge browser. However some businesses had to adopt major change on the back of this, as they relied on tools that needed IE Mode for legacy sites.

Another notable end of life event was the Microsoft Operating System Windows 7 which went end of life in January of 2020 after ten years of support. Windows 7 was universally loved (at least we think so ?), so it was a sad day when Windows 7 was reaching its end. This change was a massive one in the business computing industry, and forced millions of users to adopt to new technology. ITC Service helped 300+ businesses through this change.


ITC Service: Process for end of life transitions

Our dedicated migrations team is highly skilled and experienced in handling data and process transfers with care and security. We pride ourselves in ensuring a smooth, hassle free migration from antiquated hardware. Our proactive team also does everything to ensure your business has the competitive edge, and is aware of future technologies and potential paths for your business.  

When you partner with us, we engage in detailed discussions with you to understand your business requirements and goals. We collaborate on creating a roadmap that aligns with your vision, taking into consideration the mission statement of your business. This enables us to select the most suitable hardware and software solutions that will seamlessly integrate into your operations. 

We take pride in our track record of assisting many companies in successfully transitioning to new systems.

ITC Service can also assist you with ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials, helping you ensure compliance and strengthen your Cyber Security. More information on this can be found on our Cyber Security page. 

Contact us, and we’d be happy to help!

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