Planning to upgrade one of my Windows Storage Server 2012 soon, though the EOL could be in the next 2 or 3 years. I am much worried on the hardware, aging almost 10 years old and just a matter of time to break.
There are few options in my mind now. The first one is of course, going for the traditional upgrade of both software and hardware. Another option is to go for NAS, which I am really considering now. But there are also few other servers that also need upgrades or replacement, which makes me thinking of VMs.