Rimini connect for OS keeps your operating system in step with your applications

Operating systems need to be periodically updated to receive support, the latest security updates, and to comply with auditors and security requirements. But those upgrades could trigger a required, and potentially disruptive, application or database upgrade to a supported version compatible with the new operating system. With Rimini Connect for OS, you can decouple your enterprise applications from your operating system so that you can update your OS without updating your applications.  

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Top 4 reasons to adopt Rimini Connect for OS today

Keep control of your roadmap

Keep control of your roadmap

Plan your enterprise application and database lifecycles around business needs instead of advances in operating systems.
Future-proof your investment

Future-proof your investment

Enjoy peace of mind that your enterprise applications are protected with the latest security enhancements offered by newer operating systems.
Maximize the value of your existing IT environments

Maximize the value of your existing IT environments

Reserve precious IT resources for mission critical projects instead of upgrades and regression testing.
Extend your application lifespan

Extend your application lifespan

Reap cost savings and stability by extending the life of your enterprise applications and minimizing change for users.

Rimini Connect for OS overview

Our revolutionary solution separates operating system upgrades and enterprise application upgrades. The current version of your enterprise application remains fully functional and supported by Rimini Street regardless of changes to the underlying operating system. Thus, the operating system can be upgraded on its own roadmap according to business needs for security, compliance, or support.

How it works

Rimini Connect for OS is an always-on solution that provides an interface between the application and operating system. This abstraction layer isolates the application, allowing it to function seamlessly with changes in the underlying operating system. Rimini Connect for OS consists of three components:

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Software

We’ve developed a set of custom compatibility files and software that control how the operating system interacts with specific applications based on our extensive experience supporting enterprise applications and databases. Our solution allows legacy applications to run natively on newer versions of operating systems.

Configuration and Settings

With more than 1.5 million registry keys for Windows alone, the potential configurations for an operating system are mind-boggling. Our experienced engineers understand the best configurations to support compatibility and performance while taking full advantage of the new features in an operating system upgrade.

Hosting and Cloud

For some , staying on an older operating system is simply not an option. This is particularly true for ISP vendors and cloud platform providers with stringent operating system requirements. Rimini Street can configure combinations of the operating system and applications that can be supported by both hosting/cloud providers and Rimini Street.

How it works

Our clients achieve fast and durable results

A leading U.S.-based linen company migrated their ERP system to Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which required upgrading their operating system to Windows 2012. This posed a problem for the client’s environment: Their current version of SAP R/3 4.6c was not compatible with Windows 2012. As a result, the client would have been forced to upgrade their ERP system to capitalize on the benefits from Azure. The implications of upgrading SAP included significant cost and disruption to their workflow.
 
“The solution and services were easy to implement and allowed us to modernize our tech stack. I would highly recommend to any SAP customer that wants to upgrade their systems.” | Technical Lead - Leading U.S.-based linen company

With Rimini Connect for OS solution, they were able to:

  • Upgrade their operating system from windows 2003 to Windows 2012 with a more secure and stable 64-bit operating system
  • Upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 enabling advanced database features and reducing backup times by over 66%
  • Avoid making changes to the ERP application itself

Our clients achieve fast and durable results

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