End of the road for Microsoft Server 2008 and 2008 R2 support

Moving information to “the cloud” might be the popular thing to do right now, but surveys show that 98% of companies still rely on physical, on-site servers. If you’re in that 98% of businesses, there’s a good chance you have at least one Microsoft 2008 or 2008 R2 server. Microsoft has been pushing their Azure cloud platform since announcing the end-of-life date for these two servers coming up in January of 2020. But what if moving to the cloud isn’t the right move for your business technology?

As a small business, we’ve been down this road before. Dealing with big one-time expenses is never easy, but it can be more palatable with careful planning and a good team by your side. Our team of project engineers can help you find the best way forward for your business. Is there hardware you can continue using? How many systems are “must-upgrade” and how many are “should-upgrade”? What is a realistic time lime for your business? We can help find the answers to these questions.

Microsoft is by far the most popular OS, so you can be sure that hackers are working on malware right now that they’ll wait to release after the end-of-support deadline has passed. Remember the WannaCry ordeal? Hackers exploited a known vulnerability to encrypt important files and hold information hostage. With crucial security updates for these servers ending in January 2020, not making plans to upgrade your business technology could have potentially disastrous results. Contact us via email or give us a call at 937-490-5600 and let’s get started.

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