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Windows Server 2008 is nearing 'end of support'

I'm still running Windows Server 2008 - How will this affect me?

As of the 14th of January 2020, any servers that are still running Windows Server 2008 will have an increased vulnerability to cybersecurity attacks on systems, database and applications. Most applications vendors will stop supporting Windows Server 2008, and new versions of their applications will not be available. Legacy servers will not be able to run Windows Server 2019.

What actions need to be taken?

If you are still running Windows Server 2008 you should upgrade to Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 to protect your data and run all applications. If you have any legacy servers you will need to buy a newer ProLiant server to be able to run Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019.

What are the benefits of Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019?

Windows Server 2016 has the following features: -

  • Shielded VMs for Windows
  • Just-enough administration
  • Just-in-time administration
  • Credential guard
  • Hyper-V isolation
  • AppLocker
  • Windows Server Containers
  • Storage Spaces
  • Synchronizing file servers to Azure
Windows Server 2019 has all of the features of Windows Server 2016 plus the following: -

  • Enhanced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
  • Shielded VMs for Linux
  • Linux Containers
  • Kubernetes platform support
  • Persistent Memory support
  • Storage Migration Service
  • System Insights (local predictive analytics capabilities)
  • Azure network adaptor
  • Up to £1,200 cash back when purchased with a qualifying ProLiant server

Why is HPE ProLiant Gen10 right for you?

Transform to intelligent security with HPE ProLiant Gen10.

Silicon Root of Trust
Creates a digital fingerprint in the silicon and ensures the server will never boot with compromised firmware.

Firmware Threat Detection
With HPE firmware threat detection, you will know on a daily basis whether your firmware has been compormised.

Tape that supports GDPR
The GDPR standards demand that organisations fortify cybersecurity and risk management portfolios.