Businesses using legacy and unsupported versions of the Windows operating system, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Server 2003 to run key applications are turning to compatibility containers to solve security and migration challenges as they adopt Windows 10 / 10S and Server 2016. Cloudhouse, a container software specialist, has reported a surge in demand for its technology, as organisations aim to complete their Windows 10 projects to defeat security vulnerabilities such as those exploited in the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack.
Cloudhouse is a valued technology partner of both Citrix and Microsoft as it provides a unique and cost-effective solution for their customers who wish to migrate apps to the latest platforms. Mark Bedford, Senior Director – Specialist Team Unit at Microsoft UK, commented: “Cloudhouse is helping organisations maximise their investment in Windows and reduce their exposure to legacy technology in a highly effective, innovative way. They are an important partner in helping Microsoft deliver on Azure and Windows 10 migration, and we look forward to working with their growing team.”
Growth has come from businesses accelerating their adoption of Windows 10, moving to Azure and Citrix Cloud.Cloudhouse expects to expand and further its global presence in the coming year as these trends continue and companies start to adopt Microsoft Store for Business and Windows InTune. These new offerings will require companies to use their Compatibility Containers to get their business applications to the Universal Windows Platform. Additional growth will come from organisations that want to avoid being caught out running unsupported XenApp 6.5 when it reaches 'end of life' on the 30th June 2018, and Windows 7 when it reaches ‘end of life’ in early 2020.
“Cloudhouse has demonstrated early traction within sectors that are crucial to its overall business strategy and progress. This is reinforced by key partnerships with Microsoft and Citrix, whose proven experience and stature in the marketplace will help us scale to meet this global challenge facing hundreds of millions of enterprise software users,” CEO, CTO and Founder Mat Clothier, Cloudhouse commented. “Although 2017 was our biggest year yet, we are looking to expand on a global scale in the coming year and work with customers all over the world to help solve the challenge of unsupported legacy apps.”