Maintain steady state until replacement becomes practical.
Business-critical software is fundamental to the organization and cannot be easily rewritten, but it still needs to work better and remain widely accessible. Aging physical hardware and end-of-life software create additional business risk. Expedient operates cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) capable of supporting hybrid information technology platforms so that transitions can be approached incrementally without interrupting day to day operations while caring for these risks.
Basic virtualization can reduce the risk of hardware failure and increase performance while more advanced backup and disaster recovery technology delivers peace of mind for coping with unplanned events that lead to application availability problems.
The security risks of operating end-of-life operating systems make safeguarding valuable data a challenge, which makes compliance with government and industry regulatory mandates nearly impossible. Whether you're running an old version of Microsoft Windows or some version of Unix or Linux, ensuring the implementation and operation of best-practice operational controls is imperative.