Microsoft end of support.
The start of something

Windows Server 2008 and SQLServer are retiring.
There's a right path forward.

  • 2020

Countdown to Q1 2020 Workloads Falling Off the Cliff

What it is?

In January of 2020, Microsoft will be retiring support for Windows Server and SQLServer 2008/2008 R2. An estimated 56% of all enterprise applications still run on Windows Server 2008.

If you have applications that currently reside on Windows Server 2008, you are most likely affected.

The risks involved

Doing nothing is not an option. If you have workloads running on Windows Server or SQL Server 2008, you are exposed.

  • Loss of Security Updates & Hacker Penetration
  • Application Performance Slowdown & Failure
  • Increase Cost of Maintenance
  • Declining User Experience & Competitive Disadvantage

Choosing the right path forward

Lift & Shift

Microsoft has provided an API-driven approach that moves your virtual images to the azure cloud.

Evolve to Containers

Transpose the value of your legacy applications to a container and rehost in the infrastructure of your choice.

Delay the Inevitable

Choose to delay modernization by purchasing extended support from Microsoft.

Automated Portfolio Assessment

Visualize the Right Road Ahead for Your Infrastructure

Expertise Through Pods

Through our Pods teams, we deliver dedicated experts focused on your specific application needs. Our team of Application Transformation engineers use automation and rich containerization experience to bring confidence at scale.

Next Steps to Modernize

If your business has legacy

Workloads running on Windows Server 2008, it’s time to modernize. Through Application Transformation experience and automation, the Cognizant Softvision team sets the right path forward and supports the transition from start to finish.