If you are looking for Windows hosting, whether on a shared, VPS, dedicated server or cloud, you should really look for a web host that offers the Windows Server 2019 operating system. Much more advanced and secure than its 2016 predecessor, it is the ultimate choice for sites and applications that need a Windows environment. Here, we will see what Windows Server 2019 has to offer and why you should upgrade.
1. Stay in the game
Things are changing very fast in the IT world and the newer an operating system is, the more it can provide the functionality required by organizations. For the technologies that companies rely on today to work, operating systems must help applications perform faster, be more efficient, and be more secure.
The older you leave your version of Windows, the less compatible it will be with the latest software and technologies and the more difficult it will be to upgrade. Indeed, companies that have continued to use older versions of an operating system may even face significant challenges when upgrading to the latest version, as support is no longer available for older infrastructure and applications. This means that when an operating system upgrade is required, you may need to upgrade applications and infrastructure at the same time – which can be very costly.
To avoid this problem, it is always best to upgrade sooner rather than later.
2. Older versions lose support
While Windows 2016 will continue to receive support in the coming years, those running Windows Server 2012 will find support that will end very soon. Microsoft terminated all support for Windows 2008 last year and WS 2012 will reach the end of its life cycle in 2023. Without support, patch is not available and this leaves these servers vulnerable. Importantly, since Windows Server 2012 does not have the cloud design of Windows 2019, ideally, anyone using WS 2012 should upgrade by 2023.
3. Fully bringing Linux
As Windows Server 2016 gets closer to Linux compatibility, WS 2019 goes much further, allowing users to run genuine, open source Linux that is fully integrated with Microsoft’s range of hypervisor applications and infrastructure. This is not a short-term change of attitude. Microsoft has now taken a completely different approach to open source applications and has become a leading partner in their development. In addition to making it easier for Linux-based applications to run on Windows, Microsoft is even working on developing native Linux versions of its own applications.
4. Future proof of your compatibility
The rapid arrival of new technologies and the push towards digital transformation means that companies need to be in a position where they can adapt quickly to change in order to remain competitive. Most companies will need to upgrade their infrastructure and operating systems in the coming years if they are to continue to adopt these new technologies. Upgrading to Windows 2019 allows you to make it much easier.
5. Improved cloud integration
The cloud has become the top solution for most businesses and, for this reason, a cloud-compatible operating system is essential for the smooth migration of services to the cloud or for the integration of cloud and internal systems. Cloud compatibility is an integral design feature of Windows Server 2019 and operates with the full range of infrastructures as Iaas cloud services, ie public, private, hybrid and multiple cloud infrastructures.
In addition, Microsoft has also optimized Windows Server 2019 to work with the growing number of software platforms as a service (SaaS). The ability of today’s advanced SaaS platforms to deliver fast transformations has made them increasingly popular, especially as they offer companies huge opportunities to integrate data with operating systems and make increasing use of automation.
6. Improved security
Cyber security is a major concern for all organizations and vulnerabilities in operating systems are a major target of attack. Newer versions of the operating system always offer improved security compared to their predecessors, and Windows Server 2019 is no exception. The key here is to introduce Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, which not only blocks threats, but also monitors, monitors and responds to potential threats.
Windows Server 2019 offers many improvements to Windows 2016, such as improved Linux and cloud integration and improved security. Upgrading to WS 2019 helps Windows hosting customers take advantage of the latest technologies and provides the support and patch needed to keep their systems secure.
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