Published Jul 2019

Microsoft ends support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on 9th July



What does your organisation need to know about these changes?

On 9th July 2019 Microsoft announced the end of its support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. This means that organisations still operating on these Server applications may face business critical challenges and vulnerabilities associated with no longer receiving important security updates.

What are the risks for organisations?

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There will be no access to critical security updates, opening the potential for business interruptions and loss of data.

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As support ends, your organisation may fail to meet compliance standards and industry regulations.

Increased-Maintenance-Costs-75x75Higher maintenance costs

Maintaining legacy servers, firewalls, intrusion systems, and other tools can get expensive quickly.

Opus Technology have you covered

Our expert team recommend migrating all outdated SQL Server applications to Azure, a cloud first approach, to give you enhanced innovation features, improved security and compliance and potential cost savings.

Get in touch with the team now to discuss the options available to you:
  • Rehost your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 with few or no application code changes in Azure SQL Database managed instance for a “version-free” platform.
  • Move to Azure Virtual Machines to get Three Years Extended security updates at no additional charge and upgrade to a new version when ready.
  • Use existing licences and save up to 55% with Azure Hybrid Benefit.

For advice and information on how to future proof your Microsoft Server environment speak to our IT Services team on 0800 316 7566.

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