With the 14th January well and truly in the past, support has now officially ended for Windows Server 2008. No more free security updates, free support options or online technical updates. With all that said, below are three impactful reasons for why you should consider moving your applications to Azure:

Innovation

Embrace the tools in Azure to modernize your applications. Focus on business innovation with fully managed services like Azure SQL Database, Azure App Service and Azure IaaS.

Cost Savings

Reduce your infrastructure costs with free extended security updates, using the Azure Hybrid Benefit program and optimize infrastructure usage and cost. For example, you can save up to $750K by moving one hundred 2008 servers to Azure. In comparison, it would cost five times more to run Windows Server in AWS.

Security and Compliance

Counter sophisticated cyber threats with a secure Cloud foundation and help meet compliance requirements with more certifications than any other Cloud provider. Moving to Azure also entitles you to free security updates for three more years after the end of support.

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