Microsoft reportedly exploring new partnership with VMware as Windows Server 2008 deadline looms - with GeekWire

Derive Technologies is a Microsoft Gold-certified Partner, and our professional services team is closely monitoring the end dates for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2, Extended Support, both of which are scheduled for January 14, 2020. According to Microsoft, "That means the end of regular security updates." Microsoft continues: "Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected...," and recommends that organizations should, "migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation." With the deadline looming, according to a February 26, 2019, article in GeekWire, by Tom Krazit, entitled, "Microsoft reportedly exploring new partnership with VMware as Windows Server 2008 deadline looms" , Microsoft and VMware, "are reportedly working on software that would make it easier for companies that built applications around VMware’s virtualization technology to move those workloads to Microsoft Azure." (Derive is also a VMware Partner.)

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks at VMworld 2018. (VMware Photo)

According to the article, the "partnership would... be able to address the looming deadline for Windows Server 2008, which Microsoft will stop supporting in January 2020. A surprising number of companies are still running data centers that use Windows Server 2008, and that means there will be a lot of migration projects unfolding over the course of the year."
 

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Derive Technologies is currently working with a series of clients in different industries -- Healthcare, Financial Services, Government, other Professional Services -- to review their current Windows Server 2008 installations, and prepare them for end of life with a variety of solutions for upgrade to Microsoft Azure, which, in Microsoft's words, accelerates "innovation with improved cost savings and security." Our team is also closely communicating with Microsoft and VMware to determine opportunities to utilize new, collaborative offerings for the most effective migrations to meet specific business and technological environment needs.

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