Extend Life on Magento 1 with Nexcess Safe Harbor

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Extend Life on Magento 1 with Nexcess Safe Harbor

19/03/2020 Categories: ARTICLES

Born in 2007 as an adorable little beta, Magento 1 (M1) has lived a long and fruitful life (by software standards). But all good things come to an end, so we are approaching the platform’s end of life in June 2020. Merchants still using M1 will no longer have official support or upgrades from Magento, which means staying on the platform will risk your website’s performance and security. With M1's end of life approaching soon, it's time to begin making the necessary arrangements for your future. It may seem a bit insensitive, but it’s time to move on from the dying platform and make a decision: should I upgrade to Magento 2 or should I migrate to a different eCommerce platform? Remember: don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Kensium understands how you feel. With over ten years of experience installing and supporting Magento, we know you need a little more time to plan and transition away from M1. So, we did some research, made a few calls, and found a partner that was offering exactly what our clients on M1 were looking for.   Introducing Safe Harbor by Nexcess, an insurance plan that lets you extend your time with M1 by providing software patches, threat protection, and staging resources for over a year. This way, you’ll have more time to decide if you’re going to move to M2 or a different platform. Safe Harbor allows any of the 180,000 sites still live on M1 to receive ongoing technology and security updates through December 2021. The Safe Harbor add-on: Manages the PHP version of your website. Regularly scans for malware and other potential problems. Provides reporting, staging, patches, and proactive protection for common modules.   A Safe Harbor for Planning Your Next Move The Safe Harbor add-on will cost roughly 35% of a merchant’s hosting plan. In that context, Safe Harbor is the most inexpensive way to make sure websites on M1 are safe and work past June 2020. During this time, we advise merchants to strategize and plan their migration. Upgrading or migrating to a new eCommerce platform is a

so we are approaching the platform’s end of life in June 2020. Merchants still using M1 will no longer have official support or upgrades from Magento, which means staying on the platform will risk your website’s performance and security.

With M1's end of life approaching soon, it's time to begin making the necessary arrangements for your future. It may seem a bit insensitive, but it’s time to move on from the dying platform and make a decision: should I upgrade to Magento 2 or should I migrate to a different eCommerce platform? Remember: don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Kensium understands how you feel. With over ten years of experience installing and supporting Magento, we know you need a little more time to plan and transition away from M1. So, we did some research, made a few calls, and found a partner that was offering exactly what our clients on M1 were looking for.  

Introducing Safe Harbor by Nexcess, an insurance plan that lets you extend your time with M1 by providing software patches, threat protection, and staging resources for over a year. This way, you’ll have more time to decide if you’re going to move to M2 or a different platform.

Safe Harbor allows any of the 180,000 sites still live on M1 to receive ongoing technology and security updates through December 2021. The Safe Harbor add-on:

  • Manages the PHP version of your website.
  • Regularly scans for malware and other potential problems.
  • Provides reporting, staging, patches, and proactive protection for common modules.  

safe harbor planning

A Safe Harbor for Planning Your Next Move

The Safe Harbor add-on will cost roughly 35% of a merchant’s hosting plan. In that context, Safe Harbor is the most inexpensive way to make sure websites on M1 are safe and work past June 2020. During this time, we advise merchants to strategize and plan their migration.

Upgrading or migrating to a new eCommerce platform is a huge decision that can be time-consuming, complicated, and expensive to implement. Despite those risks, a decision needs to be made. Continuing on EOL software is just too risky.

Although this all seems stressful now, it’s important to look at the potential positive outcomes for your business. The most obvious option is to upgrade to M2.  As the next version of the CMS, M2 is faster, more secure, and more scalable. For merchants that want to continue working on a similar system while maintaining unique eCommerce functionality, moving to M2 is one of their best options.

However, the associated cost and time demands for re-platforming make this a bad decision for some merchants. Moreover, for many M1 stores running customized extensions and code, there’s a strong chance that upgrading will mean an entire store redesign.

That's where Kensium comes in. 

Motherboard

The Advantages of Kensium's Technology-as-a-Service Model

Kensium is one of the only technology service providers that offers both a traditional implementation option and a Technology-as-a-Service (TaaS) option for businesses migrating to M2. There are some key differences in the pricing models for these two options, but both end in the same outcome: an expert M2 implementation with support.

Let’s say you decide to take a traditional implementation. Kensium offers one of the lowest price points in the industry. After talking to us and scoping the project, our TaaS model allows you to pay a flat, monthly sum over a three-year period instead of paying a huge fee upfront, as you would do in a traditional implementation. In return, you receive a full M2 implementation and ongoing support from our award-winning team.

With only a few months left until M1 reaches its EOL, Nexcess Safe Harbor is a special opportunity for merchants to keep supporting their websites while gaining more time to decide their next move. Luckily for them, they can always work with Kensium on deciding and implementing that next move, all at a low monthly cost.

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Born in 2007 as an adorable little beta, Magento 1 (M1) has lived a long and fruitful life (by software standards). But all good things come to an end, so we are approaching the platform’s end of life in June 2020. Merchants still using M1 will no longer have official support or upgrades from Magento, which means staying on the platform will risk your website’s performance and security.

With M1's end of life approaching soon, it's time to begin making the necessary arrangements for your future. It may seem a bit insensitive, but it’s time to move on from the dying platform and make a decision: should I upgrade to Magento 2 or should I migrate to a different eCommerce platform? Remember: don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Kensium understands how you feel. With over ten years of experience installing and supporting Magento, we know you need a little more time to plan and transition away from M1. So, we did some research, made a few calls, and found a partner that was offering exactly what our clients on M1 were looking for.  

Introducing Safe Harbor by Nexcess, an insurance plan that lets you extend your time with M1 by providing software patches, threat protection, and staging resources for over a year. This way, you’ll have more time to decide if you’re going to move to M2 or a different platform.

Safe Harbor allows any of the 180,000 sites still live on M1 to receive ongoing technology and security updates through December 2021. The Safe Harbor add-on:

  • Manages the PHP version of your website.
  • Regularly scans for malware and other potential problems.
  • Provides reporting, staging, patches, and proactive protection for common modules.  

safe harbor planning

A Safe Harbor for Planning Your Next Move

The Safe Harbor add-on will cost roughly 35% of a merchant’s hosting plan. In that context, Safe Harbor is the most inexpensive way to make sure websites on M1 are safe and work past June 2020. During this time, we advise merchants to strategize and plan their migration.

Upgrading or migrating to a new eCommerce platform is a huge decision that can be time-consuming, complicated, and expensive to implement. Despite those risks, a decision needs to be made. Continuing on EOL software is just too risky.

Although this all seems stressful now, it’s important to look at the potential positive outcomes for your business. The most obvious option is to upgrade to M2.  As the next version of the CMS, M2 is faster, more secure, and more scalable. For merchants that want to continue working on a similar system while maintaining unique eCommerce functionality, moving to M2 is one of their best options.

However, the associated cost and time demands for re-platforming make this a bad decision for some merchants. Moreover, for many M1 stores running customized extensions and code, there’s a strong chance that upgrading will mean an entire store redesign.

That's where Kensium comes in. 

Motherboard

The Advantages of Kensium's Technology-as-a-Service Model

Kensium is one of the only technology service providers that offers both a traditional implementation option and a Technology-as-a-Service (TaaS) option for businesses migrating to M2. There are some key differences in the pricing models for these two options, but both end in the same outcome: an expert M2 implementation with support.

Let’s say you decide to take a traditional implementation. Kensium offers one of the lowest price points in the industry. After talking to us and scoping the project, our TaaS model allows you to pay a flat, monthly sum over a three-year period instead of paying a huge fee upfront, as you would do in a traditional implementation. In return, you receive a full M2 implementation and ongoing support from our award-winning team.

With only a few months left until M1 reaches its EOL, Nexcess Safe Harbor is a special opportunity for merchants to keep supporting their websites while gaining more time to decide their next move. Luckily for them, they can always work with Kensium on deciding and implementing that next move, all at a low monthly cost.