The end of support for Windows Server could pave way for new opportunities. You could chance on this for choosing a better infrastructure, security posture and better features at the cost of your existing Windows Server 2008.
Windows Server 2008 is vulnerable to exploitation, after end of support since it won’t receive critical patches and in turn becomes a magnet for cyberattacks. The much-covered EOLs of Windows XP and Server 2003 brought some of the associated dangers to light, and the same general issues apply to Server 2008 R2. It’s wise to quickly get off Windows Server 2008 and make a switch to Microsoft Azure to secure and future-proof your business.
What happens after end of support?
The Windows Server 2008 end-of-support is when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This could lead maintaining legacy servers, firewalls, intrusion systems getting expensive over time. If you still choose to stick to Windows Server 2008, it won’t be long before your systems are exploited.
Beyond the date for the end-of-support, you’ll need to choose either migrate to Microsoft Azure or upgrade to higher version of Windows servers for improved efficiency. Read the blog to understand why it’s critical to get off Windows Server 2008 immediately. (https://blog.tekpros.com/why-should-you-migrate-your-workloads-off-windows-server-2008/)
Modernize your enterprise with Microsoft Azure
With the most data center regions worldwide and innovative AI, machine learning, and cognitive cloud services, Microsoft Azure is a leading cloud provider that help drive database migration to the cloud.
The end-of support could be a perfect opportunity to modernize your IT infrastructure, take a greater hold of your security and achieve cloud efficiency. Azure maximizes your cloud investment with built-in technologies that enhance performance, optimize your cloud systems – while reducing total annual costs.
Gain greater control of your costs
At the end of support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008, your maintenance costs may increase as your IT staff have to continue managing your aging hardware as well as software. Azure lets you map the key cost drivers, develop a profitability tree and identify the areas to focus instead of a ‘one size fits’ all approach. By making a Switch to Azure, you modernize and scale your business to meet the future demands, secure critical business data and ultimately maximize ROI.
Leverage enhanced security features
Without regular security bulletins it may be impossible to guarantee protection against hackers and malware or prevent unwanted access to sensitive data. Migrating Windows Server and SQL Server workloads to Azure enables businesses to benefit from the $1B Microsoft investment into building security into a cloud platform you can trust. Unlike the Windows Server 2008, Azure has advanced built-in security features that secure your critical business data from intrusions. With benefits like Multiple support offers including 24×7 access to billing support, online self-help, whitepapers, support forums, and Three years of free security updates – Azure is the place to be.
Offload your Data regulations and compliance burdens
By the end of support, your system may fail to comply with GDPR or other regulatory standards. This could lead to many business complications, penalties and fines – and potentially a loss in customer trust. Microsoft Azure helps you achieve robust security compliance, avoid Fines and Penalties and protect your business Reputation. It Enhances Your Data Management Capabilities and redesigns data management processes in a way that supports not only privacy, but improved operational efficiency.
Futureproof your business
To thrive and stay competitive, your business needs a responsive IT infrastructure to adapt to an ever-changing business environment. If your company is growing or has fluctuating capacity requirements, you need the kind of flexibility that allows you to scale IT resources quickly and cost-effectively. Migrating to Azure cloud gives you more storage, savings, versatility thereby making you more time on pushing innovation rather than troubleshooting.
You’re in safe hands with Azure
Microsoft Azure is built for modern businesses. Invest in Azure as much as you are doing on Windows Server 2008 and experience tenfold efficiency, results. Additional perks are being in the hands of global team of more than 3,500 cybersecurity experts and three years of security updates at no charge once migrated to Azure.
Why should Tekpros be your Migration partner
At Tekpros, we believe in crafting cloud experiences that help businesses compete and win in the Cloud economy. With a team of IT experts known to have solved the toughest cloud challenges, we fuel your cloud initiatives by delivering advanced on-prem, hybrid, cloud and multi-cloud solutions, which span over infrastructure, applications, data, and security.
Over decades, we’ve been the choice to our clients for our innovative approach, streamlined execution and strategies that helped them touch the cornerstone of their cloud expectations. The powerful combination of our extensive expertise in data and cloud and our ability to keep on top of the latest bleeding edge technologies make us the perfect partner to mid and large-sized businesses to transform and stay ahead in today’s challenging digital scenario.
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