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Docker will help users of older versions of Windows Server migrate to new versions with the Docker Enterprise 2.1 container platform. For a number of users, migration is necessary to maintain their maintenance. The new platform has been available since Thursday 8 November.

Docker’s new migration tools help users who are still dependent on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008/R2 with the approaching end of support from Microsoft. For Windows Server 2003 the support has even ended since July 2015, but a lot of applications are still running on the platform. Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008/R2 expires in January 2020.

Docker Enterprise 2.1 supports Windows Server 1709, 1803 and also Windows Server 2019. However, Microsoft has temporarily suspended the availability of Windows Server 2019 at the beginning of October due to problems with data loss. A problem that is currently being worked on. The Enterprise 2.1 release also adds Kubernetes 1.11 and support for pod autoscaling.


Although the support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008/R2 expires in January 2020, users can benefit from extended support for a fee. If they move their workloads to the Azure cloud, they can even enjoy free support for another three years.

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