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Windows Server 2008 end of support: Take Action with HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack!

Businesses all over the world utilize Microsoft’s Windows Operating Systems, ranging from Windows 2008 to Windows 2016. Microsoft has announced support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on January 14th, 2020. Currently, over four million legacy servers are now facing this deadline.



Many customers are unsure of what action to take since Windows Server 2008 is still very much in use. After the January 14th deadline, customers running Windows Server 2008 will no longer have access to support, security updates, or feature updates from Microsoft. If no action is taken, businesses will be at risk of exposure to vulnerabilities, cyberattacks, and increased operational expenses.

Fortunately, customers can take advantage of available options before the 2020 date occurs, one of which is to upgrade to Windows Server 2016 with HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack.

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack is an integrated Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud solution that incorporates compute, storage, and networking, enabling users to run Azure consistent services on premises. The HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack solution increases agility, enhances innovation, and controls costs with the right mix of private and public cloud. This solution can handle enterprise workloads, while providing a comprehensive and simplified development, management, and security experience.

Customers upgrading to Windows Server 2016 with HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack will gain access to new cyber security features that do not exist with Windows Server 2008. Customers also have the added benefit of the additional security provided with the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server with the built in Silicon Root of Trust, providing the ultimate firmware protection.

With HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016, customers get three years of extended security updated at no additional charge. They also can use their existing licenses and save up to 55% with Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and 80% with Microsoft Windows.

Customers can move their workloads to HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack, transitioning at their own pace to a modern application platform running Windows Server 2016.

For more information about how businesses are using HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack in their datacenters, please visit the website.

About the Author


Emmy Jordan is the Product Marketing Specialist for HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack. Emmy is responsible for marketing collateral with the Hybrid Cloud solution.