End Of Support For Windows and SQL Server 2008 Is Approaching Fast – Are You Ready?
The deadlines for end of support for Windows and SQL server 2008 are drawing ever closer, and this means that the time you have available to update your legacy systems is getting smaller.
But don’t panic!
You have options to keep your system secure and healthy and still plenty of time in which to implement changes, and our experts are available to help you discover the benefits of each.
The key deadline to have in mind for end of support are:
- Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on July 9, 2019.
- Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020.
The options available to you to avoid leaving your system vulnerable are:
Upgrade to Windows Server 2016 or 2019 and continue to run on-premise.
Modernise your applications that are running on 2008 servers and run them on different infrastructure (for example containers in Azure)
Make the move into the cloud by moving on-premise 2008 workloads into Azure, in the process extending your security updates and support for a further 3 years free of charge.
Our team of cloud experts are available to help with whichever option you choose, and will undertake a full environment assessment to ensure that no vulnerabilities or potential issues are missed.