January 2020 saw the end of support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Though we have known the date for some time, it is inevitable that some organizations have not yet made the transition to Windows Server 2019 or Azure.
The good news is you can take advantage of Azure and use this time to migrate your workloads to the cloud. Everything on Windows Server 2008 is supported in Azure with plenty of cloud benefits. You can explore some of them here:
Azure Advantages for Windows Server Workloads
You can deploy Windows Server workloads in Azure in various ways:
Azure offers additional app modernization options:
- Migrate Remote Desktop Service to Windows Virtual Desktop
- Migrate on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL database
- Future proof your apps so no more patching and upgrades are required
- Take advantage of three years of FREE extended security updates for your servers only on Azure.
Help Migrating Windows Server 2008 Workloads to the Cloud
This blog from Microsoft gives some helpful links and advice for anyone stuck with non-migrated workloads: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2019/12/17/protect-workloads-still-running-on-windows-server-2008-and-2008-r2/
If you need further assistance, why not get in touch? Our experts can give expert advice on a consulting basis or help you with the full migration.