Not dead yet: Windows Server 2008 users have options
Windows Server 2008 has reached end of life, which typically means upgrading to a newer version. But CIOs have options beyond updating to a more recent iteration of Windows server, including staying put or migrating to the cloud.
If you still have workloads running on Windows Server 2008, you’re not alone. As recently as July 2019, Microsoft executives at the company’s Inspire partner conference estimated that up to 60 percent of Windows servers were still running Windows Server or SQL Server 2008. Some users had been delaying upgrades because of technology changes introduced in Windows Server 2012 that broke application compatibility.