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Upgrade to avoid end of support for SQL server 2008

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What end of support means: 

End of Support for the Microsoft products SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server is coming soon. If you’re running Windows Server or SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2, these versions are reaching the end of their support lifecycle. Each version is backed by a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years for Mainstream Support and 5 years for Extended Support) including regular security updates. End of support means the end of security updates, which can cause security, compliance issues and high costs. Which put applications and business at risk. We recommend upgrading to current versions for the most advanced security, performance, and innovation.

No Security 

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


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

High Costs

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

Beat the deadline

Get 3 Years of security updates for FREE!  With SQL Server, you don’t just get an update – you get in-memory
performance across workloads, mission-critical high availability,
end-to-end mobile BI, and in-database advanced analytics with
security features to help protect your data at rest and in motion –
now on Linux and Docker.

The only wrong choice you can make is not making a choice.

End of support for the Microsoft products SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 is coming soon. The first deadline is 9th July 2019 – this may seem some time away, but will certainly come around quickly. So now is the time for your organisation to be evaluating your options for any workloads running this software, and start planning your upgrade or migration strategy.  Avoid business disruptions and use this as an opportunity to modernize your application stack.

Walkerscott are Microsoft Gold Partners who are Cloud & Data Analytics clever experts. Get in touch with us to help you find the best solution for your business needs. Talk to a Clever expert today!

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