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Old & Discontinued Operating Systems Hosted in the Cloud

Specialty Hosting

Some business systems have seemingly impossible technical requirements such as old and discontinued operating systems. We make the impossible – possible.

Hosting Your Essential Systems

Unique Needs Prevent Upgrades

A significant portion of the country’s businesses still rely on old, dead operating systems, which puts them at grave cybersecurity risk.

End-of-Live System and Obsolete OS Hosting from Cloudstar is the solution.

Research by Kaspersky found that four in ten of very small businesses (VSB), and roughly half of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), still rely on operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7 which are nearing their end of life. Many still are forced to run dangerously outdated server operating systems, some dating back to the 1990’s such as Windows NT, or Novell Netware.

Sometimes however, there are specific reasons why business must continue forward running these outdated operating systems. Legacy line of business applications, custom software that cost millions to write, tends to drive the decision.

Security is not only the biggest concern. Often times, as employees retire, knowledge is lost, and today’s IT professionals simply aren’t trained on 30 year old technology- Hardware begins to fail, placing these companies between a rock and a hard place.

Cloudstar is here to help extend the life of your business applications. Our team of experts can transfer outdated workloads from on premise hardware, to secure custom build cloud environments where it is forever preserved.

Our team is here to assist as an extension of yours, and through VPNs, private circuits, and image based server imaging, we do our best to tackle the security challenges and recovery.

Windows

Cloudstar supports nearly any and all versions of Windows regardless of their obsolescence or end-of-life status including:

Server Operating Systems

Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 (Data Center Edition, Web Edition, SBS), Windows 2003 (Data Center Edition, Web Edition SBS, Standard, SBS Premium), Windows 2008, Windows 2012, (Any current version of Windows Server)

Desktop Operating Systems

Windows 3.11, Windows NT Workstation (v3x+), Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (Enterprise, Pro), Windows 8.1 (Basic, Enterprise, Pro)

Novell

Cloudstar supports the following NetWare releases:

NetWare 4.2 WS6.5.3, 6.5.2, 6.5.1, 6.5, 6.0.5, 6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1, 6.0
NetWare 5.1 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 5.1 Service Pack 1 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 5.1 Service Pack 2 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 5.1 Service Pack 3 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 5.1 Service Pack 4 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 5.1 Service Pack 5 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 5.1 Service Pack 6 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 5.1 Service Pack 7 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 5.1 Service Pack 8 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
WS6.5.3, 6.5.2, 6.5.1, 6.5, 6.0.5, 6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1, 6.0 SMP (Experimental)
Fusion3.1, 3.0
NetWare 6.0 Service Pack 3 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 6.0 Service Pack 4 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 6.0 Service Pack 5 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
WS6.5.3, 6.5.2, 6.5.1, 6.5, 6.0.5, 6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1, 6.0 SMP (Experimental)
NetWare 6.5 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
Fusion2.0.6, 2.0.5, 2.0.4, 2.0.3, 2.0.2, 2.0.1, 2.0
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 1 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 2 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 3 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
WS6.5.3, 6.5.2, 6.5.1, 6.5, 6.0.5, 6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1, 6.0 SMP (Experimental)
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 4 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 4a WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 5 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
WS6.5.3, 6.5.2, 6.5.1, 6.5, 6.0.5, 6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1, 6.0 SMP (Experimental)
Fusion2.0.6, 2.0.5, 2.0.4, 2.0.3, 2.0.2, 2.0.1, 2.0
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 6 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 7 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
Fusion3.1, 3.0, 2.0.6, 2.0.5, 2.0.4, 2.0.3, 2.0.2, 2.0.1, 2.0
NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 8 WS9.0, 8.0, 7.1.4, 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.1, 7.0.1, 7.0
Fusion3.1, 3.0

Mac OS X

With ARM Architecture replacing Intel, legacy line of business apps will need a place to continue delivering value. Access your hosted OS X instance from any device, anywhere, including Windows devices, Chromebooks, and tablets.

macOS 10.11 – 10.9.0 (64-bit)
macOS 10.11 – 10.9.0 Desktop
macOS 10.11 – 10.9.0 Server

SCO Unix

SCO OpenServer 5.0

OpenServer 5.0.6, OpenServer 5.0.7 Maintenance Pack 5
SCO UnixWear 7.0
UnixWare 7.1.4 Maintenance Pack 4, UnixWare 7.1.1 Maintenance Pack 5

OS/2 Warp

IBM OS/2 Warp 4.52

Linux

Cloudstar hosts nearly all versions of Linux, including older and hard to find distributions. Custom configurations are available from single server sand-boxed instances to complex load-balanced clusters designed to handle high workloads.

Services include custom LAMP stacks, and builds to support unique requirements to run legacy applications. Examples being degradated versions of PHP or MySQL.
Commonly hosted versions, include end-of-life editions of.

RPM Based Distributions: RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, openSUSE, Mandrake
RHEL Derivatives: Oracle Linux, ClearOS, Scientific Linux
URPRI Based Disbutions: Mandriva, Mageia, Rosa
Debian Based Distributions: PureOS, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Ubunto Studio

*Clients can choose between VMware, Hyber-V, KVM, Openstack, or containerized instances..

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