It’s Time to Upgrade Your Server

Everyone knows on-premise servers for small to medium sized businesses are on their way out. Whether you use a cloud-based application to house your business data, or have a desktop as a service solution, chances are your technology experience will be mostly cloud-based at this point. For those who manage environments like this, it’s not always an easy task to keep everything as up to date and secure as possible. That’s where we come in.

CloudConnect’s virtual environments can be maintained easily from anywhere. Upgrading your server is as simple as running our proprietary scripts and installing the new server image onto your virtual server. The process is straightforward and intuitive, and we’ve even generated instructional documentation that our partners who might have clients running Windows Server 2008R2 can use.

 

 

Anyone (not just partners) can use our extensive knowledge base to learn more about how to upgrade their virtual server. Whether the server was deployed with Citrix  or RDS capabilities or not, there are tailored support articles that will walk you through everything you need to do to upgrade your virtual server. You can find these specific articles here:

If your server was deployed with Citrix or RDS capabilities, click here. (Could be terminal servers or AD Domain Controllers)

If your server was NOT deployed with Citrix or RDS capabilities, click here. (Could be FTP servers or Database servers)

If you’re not sure how your server was deployed, click here. (We’ll walk you through it in less than 5 minutes)

On another note; as you might know, on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will be officially ending all support for 2008R2 Windows servers. This doesn’t mean that your server will suddenly stop working, but it does mean that you’ll be at a drastically increased risk for malicious attacks. To counteract this, the best course of action is to upgrade your server to a more recent operating system.

There are two routes as a solution to the incoming end of support: deploy an entirely new, more current system, or upgrade your current system from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2016. Using CloudConnect’s proprietary wizards, you’ll be able to upgrade your client’s virtual server in a matter of hours. In fact, there’s a support article that addresses this process directly.

Regardless of your cloud solution, you should always keep your infrastructure and your client’s environment up to date and secure. Click here to learn more about how CloudConnect keeps your systems updated, and utilizes tools like AppLocker to keep your clients secure.