Ian Hill, Vuzion business development manager, writes …
Support for SQL Server 2008 ended on 9 July 2019, and will end for Windows Server 2008 on
14 January 2020.
SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 have been at the heart of many businesses’ IT infrastructures for the last decade. Presenting at Microsoft’s partner conference, Inspire 2019, in July, Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President Microsoft, said, “We estimate about 60 percent of our server install base is still on Windows Server and SQL Server 2008. That’s 24 million instances.”
Schuster went on to say, “That is a $50 billion market opportunity that you should be going after right now, this year, because those customers are vulnerable and exposed.”
And, Shuster concluded, “You know you could easily migrate those VMs into Azure and remove that vulnerability for them."
Azure is Microsoft’s scalable cloud infrastructure platform, that can support all of a business’s IT requirements. At Vuzion, we believe that Microsoft Azure offers unequalled hybrid and cloud capabilities, and with the most comprehensive AI (artificial intelligence) services, as well as the largest number of data centre regions worldwide, is the cloud platform for the modern business.
Our eBook, SQL Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 end of support: A $50 billion Microsoft partner market opportunity, has more information about SQL Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 end of support, and how you can support your customers.
The eBook also contains details about Vuzion’s Database Modernisation service, which partners can offer to their customers, to migrate a legacy database to Azure.
End of support means that Microsoft is no longer providing updates, bug or security fixes (except for some emergency security patches) for SQL Server 2008, and that support will cease for Windows Server 2008 in January 2020 - and that the servers, therefore, will be growing increasingly vulnerable.
If you’d like more information about SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 end of support, do download a copy of our eBook, SQL Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 end of support: A $50 billion Microsoft partner market opportunity, or visit the Vuzion’s Database Modernisation service page on our website.