Prepare for Windows Server and SQL Server end-of-life. What are my options?

Does your business rely on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2016, or SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2014? If you’re using any of these products, then they’re rapidly approaching end-of-life (EOL).

If you continue to use any of these versions of Windows Server or SQL Server after the EOL deadline, then you’ll no longer receive security updates, even for critical security threats. To avoid exposing your business to data breaches, malware and even potential legal ramifications, it’s vital that you take action before the end-of-life deadline.

So, what steps should you take, if you’re currently using any of these Microsoft products?