End of support for Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2

One year ago, on 14 January 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 was discontinued. This therefore also applies to the regular security updates. – Without up-to-date security updates, you become a target for cybercriminals.

If you are still using Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, migrate as soon as possible to realise higher security, more performance and last but not least cost savings.

 

Recommended approaches:

Solution approach 1: Cloud services

Analyse the applications running on the server and replace them with suitable cloud services – for example:

On-site (On-Prem) Cloud
Active Directory Azure AD / Azure AD Domain Services
File Share SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams
E-Mail Exchange Online
ERP SAAS ERP
Applications SAAS
Databases Azure DB Services

 

 

Solution 2: New operating system

Analyse the applications running on the server and migrate them to a compatible and up-to-date operating system – for example:

Operating system End date basic support End date extended support
Windows Server 2019 09.01.2024 09.01.2029
Windows Server 2016 11.01.2022 12.01.2027

 

We will be happy to advise you on any questions regarding migration and work with you to find the best solution.

 

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