By Keith Millett | Jan 03, 2019 | Product of the Month

Microsoft continues to shake things up in the industry with two major announcements. First, it will be ending support for Windows Server 2008; while mainstream support ended in 2015, the official extended support end date is January 2020.

If you’re still running this product, now is the time to consider upgrading to Windows Server 2019. Windows Server 2008 is no longer receiving support, which leaves your organization’s security structure extremely vulnerable to insider and outsider threats, including data breaches and other malicious attacks. If you’re unsure how to begin the transition to a more secure operating system, CTI’s highly experienced technical team can help you with the migration based your organization’s needs and budget.

This brings us to the second announcement: Microsoft has updated and released some new features for Windows Server 2019. These include:

  • The return of the Desktop Experience.
  • Predictive analytics capabilities with Systems Insights.
  • On-demand Server Core app compatibility.
  • System security updates, such as Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and Shielded Virtual Machine improvements.
  • Storage solutions like the Storage Migration Service, Storage Spaces Direct, and Storage Replica features.
  • Failover clustering for cluster sets, cross-domain cluster migration, cluster hardening, and more.
  • Improved application platforms, such as Linux containers on Windows, Kubernetes support, encrypted networks, and more.

Let’s start the conversation about Windows Server 2019—reach out to CTI today to learn more.