End of Support for Windows Server and SQL Server is fast approaching
Modernize your infrastructure and future-proof your technology
After these dates, Microsoft will no longer release security updates, which may expose you to security attacks or compliance risks with industry regulations such as GDPR. Avoid business disruptions and use this as an opportunity to modernize your IT infrastructure by moving it to the Microsoft cloud.
Our IT infrastructure experts make migrating to Azure painless
48% of small businesses say new technology will influence growth over the next three years*
92% of businesses expect cloud to increase revenue over the next two years
At the end of support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008, your maintenance costs may increase as your IT staff have to continue managing your aging hardware as well as software.
Reduce Risk of Security Breaches
Only 1% of stolen, lost or compromised data is encrypted
Without regular security bulletins it may be impossible to guarantee protection against hackers and malware or prevent unwanted access to sensitive data.
Enable Digital Transformation
56% of business leaders say their digital improvements have already enhanced profit
Digital transformation has become the industry standard. Without modernizing, businesses may fall behind the competition and fail to provide the latest, most up-to-date customer experience.
Data Regulations and Compliance Pressure
35% of companies fear that the financial penalties possible under the GDPR could imperil their very existence
By the end of support, your system may fail to comply with GDPR or other regulatory standards. This could lead to many business complications, penalties and fines – and potentially a loss in customer trust.
Increase Scalability and flexibility
72% of SMB decision makers say that technology can help them improve the way they run their business
To thrive and stay competitive, your business needs a responsive IT infrastructure to adapt to an ever-changing business environment. If your company is growing or has fluctuating capacity requirements, you need the kind of flexibility that allows you to scale IT resources quickly and cost-effectively.
Maximize your ROI
By moving to Azure, you can take full advantage of your investment. Built-in technologies enhance performance, and enable end-to-end cloud cost management and optimization – while reducing total annual costs:
Set up and manage Windows Server and SQL Server deployments in minutes, and then scale up or down on the fly.
Tuned for Performance
To meet your toughest demands with virtual machines optimized by the team that build Windows Server and SQL Server.
Get the most out of your on-premises investments and take advantage of all that Azure offers.
Highly Secured and Trusted
Protect your entire data estate with a highly secured database on the most compliant cloud.
3 Reasons to migrate to Azure!
Extended Support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 ends
July 9, 2019
Extended Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 ends
January 14, 2020
Modernize with cloud innovation
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
Azure App Service
Improve security and compliance
Go ‘evergreen’: ESUs or SQL managed instance
More certifications than other providers
Built-in, multi-layered security controls
Pay less with Azure
Free extended security updates (ESUs)
Azure Hybrid Benefit
By preparing for Windows and SQL Server end of support today you can start to solve the most pressing migration challenges and deliver the reliability, performance, and security your business stakeholders expect.
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