SQL and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

Now is this the ideal time to migrate to Azure

 


End of support is coming for two of Microsoft's server products.
On 9th July 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end.
On 14th January 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end.
This means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. The cubesys team is here to help you migrate for greater security, performance and innovation.

Migrate to Azure, get free Extended Security Updates

End of support is an ideal time to transform your IT estate with the cloud. But who has the time to upgrade everything before the end of support timeline?
Fortunately, Microsoft has announced that Extended Security Updates will be available for free in Azure for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of SQL Server and Windows Server to help secure your workloads for three more years after the end of support deadline.

You can rehost these workloads to Azure with no application code change, giving you more time to plan your future path.
Below you'll find a range of useful web resources we've collated for you, details on AzureFactory and information on how to get started with the cubesys Azure Migration Assessment - time is running out, don't get caught out, call cubesys.
End of support is coming for two commonly deployed server products. Now is the ideal time to upgrade, modernise and transform to current versions of SQL Server, Windows Server and Azure services for more security, performance and innovation.
If you missed our latest webinar on "How to extend support for your Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 environment", don't worry you can view the recording here:

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cubesys Azure Migration Assessment

Ready to migrate your server 2008 workloads to Azure and take advantage of Microsoft's free Extended Security Updates?
 

 
Find out more about how to optimise your Azure migration with the "cubesys Azure Migration Assessment"
 

 
 

RESOURCES

 
Migrate to Azure, get free Extended Security Updates
 
 
Prepare for Windows Server 2008 end of support
 
 
Prepare for SQL 2008 end of support
 
 
One page options datasheet for 2008 end of support
 
 
End of support guidance for SQL Server and Windows Server 2008
 

 
Azure Hybrid Benefit explained
 

 
Microsoft Lifecycle Policy FAQ
 

 
The Security Update Guide is the authoritative source of information on Microsoft security updates.
 

 
Azure Data Migration Infographic
 

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