AWS launches new program to drive migrations for end of support Windows Server applications

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019

AWS has launched a new program that helps customers migrate their legacy Windows Server applications to the latest, supported versions of Windows Server on AWS, without any code changes. Many organizations struggle with migrating their legacy applications due to tight dependencies on older, unsupported operating system (OS), limited in-house expertise, and/or missing access to installation media or source code. Moreover, getting extended support for these applications does not resolve the inevitable end of support problem, it just delays the inevitable. To mitigate these challenges, AWS offers the End-of-Support Migration Program (EMP) for Windows Server.

EMP for Windows Server includes technology and expert guidance to migrate your legacy applications from Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2 to newer, supported versions on AWS, without any refactoring. The EMP technology decouples the applications from the underlying OS, enabling AWS Partners or AWS Professional Services to migrate your critical applications to a newer, supported version of Windows Server on AWS. Once on AWS, you can further optimize the operations and costs for these applications.

To learn more about AWS EMP for Windows Server, visit the program webpage and AWS blog to learn more and to sign up for the program.