End-of-life: Windows Server 2008 R2

Have you upgraded yet?

It will not be long before Windows Server 2008 R2 shuts goes end-of-life. On 14 January 2020, support will cease definitively and thus also the associated security updates. Failure to do so may expose your entire IT infrastructure to significant security vulnerabilities. It is therefore critical that a clear plan is established before the end of the year for when and how an upgrade is to be carried out.

As the upgrade must be done sooner or later, it is recommended that you evaluate your server list and ensure that the infrastructure is up-to-date as soon as possible. Should you have one or more Windows Server 2008 R2, they must be upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019.

In addition to the security aspects, there are also a number of other limitations of Windows Server 2008 R2 in terms of performance, capacity, and scalability. The upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 is therefore also an opportunity to create the foundation and framework for the company's future operations.

Itavis can help you with the upgrade

At Itavis, our IT consultants have many years of experience in planning and executing operating system upgrades. To help you in the best possible way with the goals of the upgrade, they will:

  • Analyze and create an overview of how your server landscape can be put together and optimized for the future.
  • Advise on which OS versions and licenses best suit your needs and finances.
  • Compile an accurate upgrade execution plan tailored to your company's work routines.
  • Perform the execution of the upgrades of the various servers according to agreed service windows.
  • Document progress and results for future audit and compliance use.

Contact us for a casual talk about how we can help you in the goal of finally putting Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in the grave.