Don’t put off Windows Server 2008 migrations... less than 5 months until End of Support!

Windows Server 2008 End of Support will be here before you know it… and organizations who have put off migrating to a new, supported version of Windows Server (such as Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019) will soon be out of time! On January 14, 2020 (less than 5 months away!) support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. This means the end of regular security updates, which means unprotected infrastructure.

There are two options for organizations still using Windows Server 2008: Migrate to Azure, or take advantage of a hybrid IT solution by moving to Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 and HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers (and utilizing the cloud). Our earlier blog and video, “Should you replace Windows Server 2008 with Azure or Windows Server 2019?” looks at the pros and cons of each option.

To help organizations move from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 on HPE ProLiant Gen 10 Servers, HPE has several incentives to help. To see promotions specific to your country visit: and select your country.

Here are some current promotions that caught our eye for Windows Server 2008 migrations:

HPE Server Trade-In Promotion for US & HPE Server Trade-In Promotion for Canada

Offer #1: Accelerated and AMD Server Buy Back Program

For a limited time, receive an additional $400 for every server trade-in with HPE server purchase through our Accelerated and AMD Server Buy Back Program.

For a limited time when the new HPE Server purchase is a DL325 Gen10 or DL385 Gen10, receive $400 in addition to the $400 given for the Accelerated Server Buyback Program. This results in $800 in additional savings for purchasing one of these AMD based HPE Servers.

Offer #2: HPE Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 Bundle Rebate

Earn an additional rebate of up to $600, per server, by bundling HPE Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 software with your HPE Gen 10 server order.
- $250 for the Standard version of Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019
- $600 for the Datacenter Version of Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019

Dates: By October 31


HPE Compute-Windows Server ROK Cashback for Europe, Middle East, and Africa:

Claim back the cost of a ProLiant DL160 with double cash back when you attach Window Server 2019*

Purchase a qualifying ProLiant DL160 Top Value Server Offer with a qualifying HPE Windows Server Operating System (as outlined in the qualifying products table on the claim form) within the promo period, complete the claim form and you will receive up to €1000 cash back from HPE (values vary with each qualifying Operating System).
You can also claim an additional €100 when you trade in an older server!
…and we are also including the ProLiant DL180 in this enhanced cashback and trade in offer!

Geographical scope: UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Czech, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Israel, Belgium Luxemburg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estland-Lithuania -Latvia, Denmark and Middle East.

Dates: August 1- October 31

NOTE: these are limited time offers and shall automatically expire, without notice, once the fixed number of qualifying claims is reached. Terms and conditions apply, to learn more about these specific offers please read the terms and conditions on the promotions pages.  

Willa Anderson
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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