End of support guidance for Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

End of support guidance for Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2


>>End of support for
both Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 and 2008
R2 is coming up fast. The first deadline
is July 9th, 2019. While that may sound
like a far off future, it’s important to plan your migration and
upgrade strategy today. The first reason not
to wait is security. Once end of support hits,
security updates stop, which means companies
will be on their own in a threat landscape that’s
more dangerous than ever. Security breaches
happen every day. If it happens to you, how would you like to explain to your CEO and shareholders
that you were running unsupported software and that it might have led
to a security breach? The second consideration
is compliance. Running software without
security updates can break compliance
requirements. Your company needs
a strategy that includes uninterrupted critical
security updates. The third reason to take
action is actually good news. End of support is
an opportunity to innovate. Newer versions support
app innovation such as Windows Server
Containers or you could consider migrating
apps and data to Azure for even more innovation
with cloud services. We’ve introduced a new way to beat the end of support deadline. Now you can re-host 2008 and 2008 R2 workloads onto Azure, where you’ll get
three more years of security updates at
no additional charge. Eligible customers can use
the Azure Hybrid benefit to use existing licenses for
big savings on Azure. For apps and data that
need to stay on-premises, upgrade with the most current
security features and regular security updates and for servers you can’t
upgrade in time, you can purchase
extended security updates for three more years. So whether you migrate to Azure or keep
workloads on premises, we’ve got you covered. The only wrong choice
for your organization to make is not making a choice. Talk to your Microsoft Partner
or Account Manager today.

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