Wednesday, 2 January 2019

SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 - OUT of SUPPORT July 2019

Both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 go out of extended support with Microsoft in July 2019. That’s fast approaching and as we enter the new year maybe you are thinking of upgrading your legacy SQL Server to later and greater versions? In this post and video  I’ll bet talking about the options available to you if you still have SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 instances  running in your environment

In the consultancy practice at we have range of clients ranging from large to small.
Its usually  always the way, that the small clients with less SQL Server infrastructure footprint find it easier to keep up to date or at least within two versions of the latest version of SQL Server.
Its very often the larger clients, with a larger SQL Server  estate that struggle to keep all of their estate on supported versions and are usually the ones facing the end of support cliff edge.

In the video we identify the options you have available to you if you are still running SQL Sevrer 2008 R2 or SQL Sevrer 2008 and discuss the pros and cons of each:

You can

  1. Run on the out of support software
  2. You can modernise and migrate to the latest and greatest SQL Server platform or somewhere in-between.
  3. You pay for a customer support contract with Microsoft so you continue to get security updates.
  4. Or you can migrate the work load to Azure and you will continue to get the security updates for FREE!

Whatever you do when SQL Server 2008 and R2 goes out of extended support have a plan. We can help.  We can provide with an initial assessment of your SQL estate, to give you an idea of what would be involved in mitigating the risk of your out of support data platform, whether that’s a version upgrade,  migrating to Azure or something else. If you’d like to speak to us about your SQL Sevrer 2008 estate then please get in touch.

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