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Prepare for the end-of-service for Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008

With announced end of Microsoft’s technical support for the SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 software, you should start preparing now for the necessary migration. And Eurotux can help.
Published on 2018-12-05

Microsoft is about to complete the end-of-service for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. This means that the technological company will no longer provide updates and technical support for this software. As such, you should prepare for the situation, so that your Information Technology (IT) infrastructure is not left unprotected. Eurotux can help you with this process, with solutions and advice on migrating to more recent versions, assuring total security, performance, and innovation.

The end-of-support for SQL Server 2008/2008R2 is scheduled for July 9th, 2019. The end-of-support for Windows Server 2008/2008R2 is planned for January 14th, 2020. Microsoft will no longer provide any kind of technical support regarding this software, namely in bug resolution and security patches. As such, you’ll run the risk of exposing data to potential attacks.

And while we’re still several months away from this end-of-support, you should start thinking about the alternatives now. Migration aren’t done in the spur of the moment, which means that it is convenient to start planning the change, whether the IT infrastructures are hosted on Eurotux’s datacentre, on your facilities, or on third-party clouds.

More than just tackling a problem, the moment should be considered an opportunity to proceed with updates that guarantee greater security and better performance. The change will allow you to benefit from new features, available in the latest versions of Microsoft services. Eurotux is the right partner for advice and help in planning these changes. Our team of experts analyzes each individual case, recommending the best solutions to apply, while additionally outlining a plan for implementing the chosen measures.

With 2018 coming to a close, it is fundamental that you start prioritizing this issue. Migration can be a complex and time-consuming process, demanding time and preparation.

Don’t put off for the last minute what you should start planning now, and get in touch with Eurotux.

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