Support for Windows Server 2008 ends in 2020. NCI Can Help.

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Mike Pagán; Network Center, Inc.

The end is near. Don’t put off your Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 upgrades—let us help you get started.

It’s no secret that Microsoft’s server technology has rapidly changed over the last decade, and with innovation comes the end of old programs. On Jan. 14, 2020, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will reach end of support, or the end of Microsoft’s 10-year life cycle support policy. At that time, there will be no additional:

  • Security updates
  • Non-security patches
  • Technical support
  • Online technical content updates

End of support means that in order to keep your server secure, your business must start a migration plan. Microsoft is constantly innovating their technology, and upgrading poses an opportunity to safeguard your business with advanced technology and improved security.

Don’t put your server in a vulnerable position—upgrade now. Read below to learn how we can help every step of the way.


What does this mean for you?

Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent. It is crucial to avoid running apps and data on unsupported versions, which create a significant security risk. Microsoft offers no patches or security updates after the extended support date has passed. View Microsoft’s end of support table here.

Whether or not you plan to migrate to the cloud, acting now prepares your data for a smooth, secure journey in the future.


What do you need to do?

There are several options for your business to choose from. To take advantage of critical security updates, Microsoft recommends migrating workloads to Azure. For on-premises environments, we encourage upgrading to the newer version of Windows Server before Jan. 14.

Every successful migration project begins with a good plan, and the sooner the plan is constructed, the better. Whether you wish to remain on-premises or move to the cloud, we are prepared to work with your team and budget to determine the best solution.

Thank you for trusting us with your technology support. We look forward to making this transition smooth and stress-free. Notify your Network Center, Inc. account rep or contact us to begin a migration plan today.