Preparing for
Windows Server 2008 R2
end of support

January 14, 2020
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Veeam can help!


Use Veeam Backup & Replication to help you prepare for Windows Server 2008 R2 end of support

With Microsoft announcing the end of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Jan. 14, 2020) and SQL Server 2008 (July 9, 2019), the clock is ticking to move your workloads before the end of the deadline.

Veeam® can help with two exciting technologies: Veeam DataLabs™ and Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure — both features which are built-in to Veeam Backup & Replication™ Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions.

  • Accelerate testing
    for on‑premises workloads

    Migrating applications to a new OS instance is never easy. However, with Veeam DataLabs, you can mitigate the risks associated with application deployment and configuration changes by testing them in a secure and trusted, production‑like environment.
  • Move your workloads
    to Azure

    Perhaps you don’t have the source code to your Windows Server 2008 R2 applications or you simply need more time to modernize your applications, but you don’t want to pay for Extended Support. Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure allows you to simply rehost your Windows Server workloads in Azure today!
  • Ensure Availability

    Veeam Agents take the headaches out of protecting your Azure‑based workloads. In a matter of minutes, you can deploy, manage and protect all of your Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) workloads in Azure giving you the peace of mind and confidence that your data is protected.


Accelerate Windows Server testing without business disruption

Veeam DataLabs enable you to test and design new features and updates, perform security and compliance testing, and manage your capacity planning without any disruptions to your production systems.

With DataLabs, you can quickly test changes to your workloads, including upgrading to Windows Server 2019, changing database versions and much more.

Veeam Mobility

Rehost Windows Server workloads in Azure for FREE!

Veeam makes it easy to move workloads with Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, enabling IT professionals to easily move and restore Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

Why Azure? Microsoft is encouraging customers who cannot upgrade before the end of the support deadline to simply rehost their workloads in Azure and get three years of Extended Security Updates at no additional charge.

Protect your IaaS workloads in Azure


Three-minute video Veeam Agents

Regardless of where the data resides, on premises or in the cloud, it needs to be protected. For customers who rehost their Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server workloads in Azure, Veeam Agents provide a simple and secure way to protect all your IaaS workloads.

In a matter of minutes, customers can seamlessly protect their IaaS workloads and manage backup results in their Veeam Backup & Replication console or in the NEW Veeam Availability Console.

Get started today

Begin by downloading the 30‑day trial of Veeam Backup & Replication, and take advantage of a full feature set in the Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus edition for 30 days. When the trial ends, the product will revert to Veeam Backup & Replication FREE edition.


No feature limitations for 30 days