Windows Server 2008 End of Support Migration

21 Nov 2018

Microsoft has announced the end of extended support for SQL Server® 2008 and 2008 R2 and Windows® Server 2008 and 2008 R2. In this infographic, learn what this means for businesses everywhere — and the strategies to migrate and refresh strategically with support from Insight, Microsoft, Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Windows Server and SQL Server End of Support

Locking down a successful migration strategy

The risks of running outdated software are high. With the upcoming end of support for SQL Server® 2008 and Windows Server® 2008, businesses need to implement modern data center solutions that offer performance, efficiency and security.

July 9, 2019

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 extended support ends.

Jan. 14, 2020

Windows Server® 2008 and 2008 R2 extended support ends.

The impending end of extended support for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 is an urgent call to action to build a migration strategy. Benefits of making the shift include:

  • Lower technical debt of legacy infrastructure
  • Cloud agility and innovation
  • Improved data security & compliance
  • Support for expanding workloads and DevOps

Transform your legacy workloads with the Azure Cloud

Organizations that migrate from SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 to Microsoft® Azure® cloud will receive extended security updates for an additional three years.

This gives you more time to:

  • Plan your future path.
  • Upgrade to SQL Server 2017 and Windows Server 2016.
  • Leverage the rich set of Azure platforms and data services.

Modernizing your data center

Microsoft Azure cloud services provide a user-friendly, cost-effective and secure way to take advantage of the cloud. In today’s always-on world, you can’t afford downtime to migrate. Simplify the process with Insight’s customizable quickstart offer.

We’ll help you:

  • Assess your existing SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 workloads to determine the right migration path.
  • Estimate the cost of running those workloads in Azure and the savings provided by using the Azure hybrid benefit.
  • Migrate the agreed upon workloads to Azure based on your needs. Proof of concept will also be available.

Cost and duration:

  • Quickstart funding available
  • Two-week engagement
  • Migrate 50 servers or less

Migration to a hybrid infrastructure solution

When combined with Windows Server and SQL Server, these solutions will help you embrace cloud-centricity and next-gen, on-premise solutions.

Intel: The latest Intel® Xeon® processors provide strong hardware-based security, performance enhancements and converged designs to support today’s most demanding workloads.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: With scalable, persistent memory, Hewlett Packard Enterprise® ProLiant® Gen10 platforms deliver best-in-class protection and superior compute performance.

A hardware & software refresh means more benefits.

Refreshing one or the other yields benefits – but could leave gaps. Opt for a full-scale transformation by refreshing both.

  • Lower maintenance
  • Greater compliance & savings
  • Energy efficient
  • Better performance
  • Software-defined storage
  • App modernization
  • Comprehensive security for all platforms

Prepare for the future.

By integrating best-in-class cloud and server solutions, you can take a holistic approach to infrastructure investment — and reap the benefits of a modern migration.

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise. (2018). HPE Gen10 Servers.