For more than 20 years, Windows Server has been the operating system of choice for enterprise workloads—but the cloud is increasingly an alternative destination.
And as extended support ends for workloads on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on January 14 2020, it could be time to evaluate new options that help you innovate and modernize with cloud technologies. The rapid growth of cloudbased services means you’ve got more options—and more questions—about best approaches for business-critical services and applications.
With the right planning, end of support can be the start of something better. And before support ends, here are three reasons why you should migrate to Azure.
1. Innovation: Take advantage of cloud to modernize your applications. Using fully-managed services such as Azure SQL Database, Azure App Service, and Azure IaaS, you can focus on business innovation.
2. Save money. Reduce infrastructure costs with Azure Hybrid Benefit and free Extended Security Updates on
3. Security and compliance. Strengthen your security posture with Azure. Counter sophisticated cyber threats with Azure’s secure cloud foundation and benefit from more than 70 compliance certifications. Help protect 2008 workloads you move with free Extended Security Updates for 3 more years after end of support.
And to make the migration easy, here are a few tips:
Tip #1 Take advantage of the investment you’ve made in Active Directory by using Azure Active Directory to seamlessly unite your on-premises, cloud, and hybrid applications and services.
Tip #2 Get DevOps benefits and portability by moving web apps to Azure with minimal code changes, using container features in Windows Server 2016 and 2019.
Tip #3 Remember that you control the pace and scope of your migration. Many organizations find that hybrid deployments, in which some workloads remain on-premises, meet their needs best. Azure has a rich set of coexistence tools to help you find the precise mix of cloud and on-premises services that work best for your organization.
Tip #4 Keep in mind that upgrading workloads on-premises improves flexibility, security, and robustness. And upgrading now prepares you for hybrid cloud operations when you’re ready.
Want to learn more about migration? Contact our product manager:
Zen Monique E. Chavez, ECE, ECT Product Executive – Microsoft Azure VST ECS Phils., Inc. DL: +632 688-3722 Smart: +63 998 597 5499 Globe: +63 917 888 7050 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: email@example.com