Now Is The Time To Upgrade.

Microsoft has announced that Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020.

Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ended in July 2019 – find out what your options are!

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What does this mean?

  • No further updates
  • Compliance implications around standards and GDPR
  • Reduced Performance
  • Less opportunity to innovate

Next steps

We’re fully aware of the challenges you face, that’s why we can help you take steps to prevent data breaches, legal penalties, and essentially safeguard your environment. The first step is to assess the current state of the architecture and come up with migration options tailored to your business. Each organisation will be different, not just because of individual system architectures but also from strategy, budget and risk appetite perspectives.

What do you need to do?

As a first step, you should look at de-risking the process by letting us help you choose the best route forward for you:
  • Route 1Upgrade to the latest versions of Windows Server and/or SQL now, whether on-premise or deployed in private or public cloud, DIY or managed.
  • Route 2Move everything into the Azure environment where Microsoft will continue support for Server and SQL 2008 for a further three years at zero cost.
  • Route 3Go ‘as a service’ and shift the responsibility by either moving workloads onto a VM within a managed Azure environment (IaaS), or transforming the workloads to platform-based services (PaaS) and going ‘serverless’.
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