What is at stake
Unsupported platforms can quickly become a burden. Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 EOS means Microsoft will no longer make product improvements, accept warranty claims, or provide security or non-security patches. SQL Server 2008 extended support ended July 9, 2019, while Windows Server 2008 and 2008 extended support EOS is set to expire January 14, 2020.
Failing to take action will unnecessarily increase your risk of cyberattacks, capacity overruns, and non-compliance. It also leaves you at the mercy of platform and performance issues that naturally arise over time when support is no longer in place. Fortunately, there is still time for you to devise and execute a transition plan that not only helps you to avoid negative outcomes but to deploy a more modern and cost-effective environment.