End of support means no more security updates, no compliance monitoring and it means maintaining legacy servers, firewalls, intrusion systems can get expensive quickly.
After the end-of-support, Microsoft will no longer release security updates, which may expose you to security attacks or compliance risks with industry regulations such as GDPR. Use this as an opportunity to modernize your IT infrastructure by moving to Microsoft Cloud. 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.
Protect your organization, secure your infrastructure, and futureproof your technology.
Upgrade to current versions for the most advanced security, performance, and machine-learning innovations
Migrate from SQL Server & Windows Server 2008 to Microsoft Azure for extended support at no cost
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. By making a Switch to Azure, you modernize and scale your business to meet the future demands, secure critical business data and ultimately maximize ROI.
Minimize risk, avoid costs and embarrassing mishaps, with solutions like capacity planning and by identifying the areas that are vulnerable.
Minimize cost with strategic cost reduction solutions that trims down unnecessary expenditures and maximizes profit.
Maximize business value with development methodologies and increase productivity within business- if scaled properly-the entire business.
Map the key cost drivers, develop a profitability tree and identify the areas to focus instead of a 'one size fits' all approach.
Extend your security and reduce risk of data breaches
Without regular security bulletins it may be impossible to guarantee protection against hackers and malware or prevent unwanted access to sensitive data. Migrating Windows Server and SQL Server workloads to Azure enables businesses to benefit from the $1B Microsoft investment into building security into a cloud platform you can trust. Migration benefit to Azure includes:
Built in security
Built-in security features that encrypt and protect your data.
Multiple support offers including 24x7 access to billing support, online self-help, whitepapers, support forums, and documentation.
Security health monitored across your entire environment.
Three years of security updates at no charge once migrated to Azure.
Upgrade to Microsoft Azure to avoid end of support for SQL Server 2008Read the datasheet for details
Data regulations and compliance pressure
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.By upgrading to Microsoft Azure:
Avoid Fines and Penalties
Violating security compliance can lead to severe fines and penalties, but IT organizations with robust security compliance functions have the opportunity to avoid these issues.
Enhances Your Data Management Capabilities
Redesign data management processes in a way that supports not only privacy, but improved operational efficiency.
Protect your business Reputation
IT organizations that prioritize data security can protect the reputation of their organizations for trustworthiness and best practices in protecting customer privacy.
You’re in safe hands
You will get the perks of being in the hands of global team of more than 3,500 cybersecurity experts with three years of security updates at no charge once migrated to Azure.
Increase scalability & flexibility
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. Migrating to Azure cloud leads to:
Companies can use cloud computing to scale their data storage plan to fit their availability needs without incurring the capital expense that comes with expanding physical infrastructure.
Organizations have the ability to dramatically reshape their infrastructure and workloads to accommodate the needs of today without being chained to the equipment and assets that made sense in the past.
Turning to the cloud for their computing needs not only saves growing companies in terms of equipment, but also provides savings in terms of power, risk, and personnel.
By turning to cloud computing and colocation data centers for computing solutions rather than building in-house alternatives, companies focus their technical resources on pushing innovation rather than troubleshooting.
Extended Security updates after End of support for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2Read the datasheet for details
How Tekpros 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. We're here to help you migrate to your current versions for greater security, performance and innovation.
TEKPROS is an award-winning cloud-first technology service/solution provider. A Microsoft partner who have been listed within the top 100 MSP’s four-times in a row, we have the experts that others turn to for best practices in Azure applications, technology and hardware/software implementations.
Contact a Tekpros expert to upgrade, for end-to-end migration execution and support.
Prepare for Windows Server 2008 end of supportRead the datasheet for details