Release and R2 versions of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 ended their service life cycle in February 2020, and firms still relying on them should consider more than just the heightened risk of security and data breaches.
In the previous series of articles, we examined some of the key factors that go into Windows 7 migration decision-making. Like Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 has reached the end of its lifecycle, and will no longer receive regular security patches from Microsoft. Some of the factors involved in decision-making for firms running Windows Server 2008 are similar to those only running client devices with Windows 7, but for many firms running Windows Server 2008 the stakes and risks are different and often much higher. If your firm is still relying on Windows Server 2008, there are four primary factors that decision-makers should consider:
In the next series of articles, we’ll examine the major elements of decision-making for firms still relying on Windows Server 2008, and examine the options available going forward. Although every firm has different specific needs, the decision on how and when to migrate from Windows Server 2008 to a different solution – whether that means moving to a cloud-based server solution, other third-party options, or upgrading on-site hardware and software – can be confusing and potentially expensive. If your firm is facing a migration decision deadline, our specialists are available now for industry and firm-specific inquiries and estimates, and can help firms of any size make the best migration decision.
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