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End of Support for Windows Server 2008 and older

Keep your data safe & secure and transition to a new Windows Server infrastructure with Adept4.

End of Support is coming or may have already happened!

From January 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing support for Windows Server 2008 R2. This means that they’ll not be providing any patches, therefore the server will be exposed to cyber threats, and they’ll not be offering any support if you run into problem or issues.


If you currently operate any older version of Windows Server, then Microsoft will have already ended support leaving your business already exposed.

Does your business really need to move?

By not migrating to a newer version of Windows Server, you’ll be leaving your business exposed to some serious issues;


Higher maintenance costs – staying with Windows Server 2008 or an older version it could result in more costs in the long term as you’ll need to look for alternative, and potentially more expensive, security solution and costly support if issues were to occur.
Compliance concerns – by staying with an unsupported service, there’ll undoubtedly be breaches in regulatory practices which could result in costly fines and penalties.
No security updates – this will leave your data and infrastructure at risk to third-party cyber intruders and attacks on to your business.

What's available to keep my business secure?

We want to keep businesses safe and secure from any unwanted visitors. But what are your options for migration? They are;

Orange cloud

Windows Server in Azure

By migrating your Windows Server workloads to Azure, you’ll;

• Continually receive security patch updates and threat monitoring
• Quickly scale your infrastructure up or down
• Provision quicker
• Meet compliance and regulation needs
• If migrating from Windows Server 2008, Microsoft are offering extended security support for 3 years if you start to migrate before Jan 2020 but are not able to complete. All at no extra cost!

Servers

Windows Server 2016 and 2019

By upgrading your on-premise infrastructure to Windows Server 2016 or 2019, you’ll

• Receive improved security with its extensive new layers of security and patching
• Be able to extend your data-centre to Azure through a hybrid approach
• Continue to meet compliance and regulation needs
• Have improved application development and hosting

Why choose Adept4?

We have a big thing for digital transformation. The fact is that, it’s the way forward for every business out there. A migration of workloads is the first, and one of the most crucial steps, in any digital transformation and that’s why we take it seriously.

We understand that every business is unique and has its own challenges, that’s why make sure we review, plan and deploy the right strategy for and with you. Our extensive experience in migrations, to both the cloud and physical estates, means you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your migration will be seamless as possible thus minimising any interruption to your business. During and post-migration, you’ll have continued access to our 24x7 support teams and we’ll continue to proactively monitor your new infrastructure all designed to make sure that your business remains operating.

Our Software Development team is also well positioned to help you transition any applications which are forcing you to remain on old Windows Server (and SQL Server) technology.

Additional Resources

BLOG - Security flaws, and lack of compliance, expose Windows Server 2003 to cyber threats.
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BLOG - Security flaws, and lack of compliance, expose Windows Server 2003 to cyber threats.

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015. But after three years businesses are still operating the infrastructure and thus leaving them open to many issues. In this blog, we examine what these issues are and what businesses need to do to get them back on track again.

BLOG - A window to the future: why migrate to Windows Server 2019
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BLOG - A window to the future: why migrate to Windows Server 2019

Launched in 2018, Windows Server 2019 is Microsoft's flagship server operating system. With many new features, the new system will drag businesses into the new technology world. In this blog, we explore what these features are and what businesses need to do to migrate.

BLOG - Windows Server 2003: why customers haven't migrated nearly three years on?
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BLOG - Windows Server 2003: why customers haven't migrated nearly three years on?

Unaware that support has come to an end? Unsure as to what new solutions are available? Don't have the relevant skills to start a migration? There are many different reasons why businesses are yet to migrate from Windows Server 2003. We explore why businesses have not migrated and what they need to do to move on.