End of support for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008
Microsoft has announced that support for SQL Server 2008/R2 will end on the 9th July 2019 and Windows Server 2008/R2 will end on the 14th January 2020.
If you haven’t already started your migration plan, then now is the time to start. The end of support of SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 is a great opportunity to modernise your data platform and infrastructure.
Identifying applications that are being supported by 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of SQL Server and Windows Server is your first step. Whether you are looking to move to SQL Server 2017, Windows Server 2016 or migrate to the cloud, then speak to us today.
Risk of staying on SQL Server 2008/R2 and Windows Server 2008/R2
The end of support means no more security updates, higher maintenance costs and potential compliance concerns:
- No security updates: many critical updates were released with SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 under support. No updates will be developed or released after end of support.
- Higher maintenance costs: staying put could cost more in the long run with the need for extended security updates.
- Compliance concerns: lack of compliance with various standards and regulations can have an adverse effect on your business. This could include regulatory and industry standards no longer being achieved.
You will benefit from the security features and reliability that you have experienced over the last decade with SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 along with the added functionality available in the latest versions.
Take a look at the video below to see the options available for your business:
Speak to a member of the Frontline Team to start planning your migration journey today.