Howard on HCI: Extend Windows Server 2008 and Windows Sever 2008 R2 Extended Security Updates (ESU) with Azure Stack HCI
On January 14, 2020, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 reached the end-of-life support lifecycle and will no longer receive security updates. This can cause security or compliance issues and put business applications at risk. Although many have migrated to newer platforms, this can be problematic for some organizations that continue to use proprietary applications only compatible with WS 2008 and WS 2008 R2.
For organizations considering a data center refresh, Azure Stack HCI delivers a complete hybrid cloud, hyper-converged solution that’s streamlined and optimized for virtualization. By choosing Azure Stack HCI, organizations can extend WS 2008 and WS 2008 R2 lifecycles and migrate their workloads as-is to Azure Stack HCI virtual machines (VMs) on-premises or in the cloud.
This migration to Azure Stack HCI automatically provides an additional three years of extended security updates (ESU). And there is no additional charge for extended security updates on top of Azure Stack HCI costs or any additional configuration required.
If you’re looking to refresh your data center with a cutting-edge hyper-converged infrastructure and extend WS 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 life cycles, DataON has an Azure Stack HCI solution for you.
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