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End of Support for Windows Server and SQL Server is fast approaching

Modernize your infrastructure and future-proof your technology 

Microsoft Azure

With end of support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about modernizing your infrastructure.

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Maximize ROI

Optimize Costs

Reduce Risk

Enable Transformation

Data Regulations

Increase Scalability

SQL Server

Extended Support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 ends
July 9, 2019









Windows Server

Extended Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 ends January 14, 2020









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*


* Forbes


Optimize Costs

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:

Cloud Flexibility

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.

Hybrid Connectivity

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 IaaS

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

Infrastructure optimization

How We Can Help

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.

Next Step

For more information and an initial assessment, contact us. 

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