BE A SUPERHERO: AVOID IMPENDING END-OF-SUPPORT DOOM ONCE AND FOR ALL
If your organization develops or consumes applications on a Windows Server platform, the date January 14, 2020 will surely be top of mind. Effective that day, security patches, bug fixes and general operating system support from Microsoft will no longer be available. If you have applications running on these platforms beyond this date, as most organizations undoubtedly will, then you’re in trouble – just ask your compliance folks!
Microsoft offers a quick reprieve, allowing customers to kick the end-of-support can down the road for another 3 years if, and only if, these workloads are migrated to Azure. But this approach will be tremendously disruptive, especially for companies that have multiple applications they need to deal with. A cumbersome, expensive short-term fix at best, this approach only prolongs the inevitable. You need to move your applications.
But wait. What if…
There was a way to package an application with only the things that it needs to run, in an open, standards-based format that could be decoupled from the older Windows operating system.
These standard packaged applications were portable so they could run anywhere consistently, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.
There was a technology that could do all this and provide an easy path away from an end-of-support platform.