Chart a path forward for your workloads for Window Server 2008 End of Support will be Window Server 2019?
Two choices to protect your workload by migrating or upgrade it on-premise
Support ends for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 on January 14, 2020
Microsoft is ending all support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 in January 2020.
1) No security updates – there will be no access to critical security updates, open to potential business interruptions, attacks and loss of data
2) Compliance concerns – as support ends, your organisation may fail to meet compliance standards and industry regulations
Migrate to Azure Virtual Machines – Re-host Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads in Azure, Microsoft’s up-to-date global cloud platform. Microsoft is offering three years of free extended security updates to organizations who rehost their applications in Virtual Machines in Azure
Upgrade to the Current Version of Windows or SQL – For the same hardware to upgrade from 2008/R2 to a Windows Server OS 2012 and then to Windows server 2016 /Windows Server 2019 and data platform.
SQL Server 2017 offers enhanced security features like Alway Encrypted technology, as well as new analytics features for real time analysis. Build new SQL servers and new IIS hosts, and then migrate the applications rather than upgrade the OS.
Windows Server 2019 brings enhanced container support for Kubernetes, and new security capabilities like Windows Advanced Threat Protection.
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