End of extended support for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 is approaching quickly. This means that Microsoft will no longer release security updates, which may expose you to security attacks or make you out of compliance with industry regulations like PCI, HIPPA, and SOX.
Planning and executing an upgrade can take some time, so we recommend starting now.
How can we help your business?
The end of extended support is an urgent call to action to build a migration strategy. There are several paths based on your specific business requirements.
Microsoft recommends three main options:
Working with a technology solutions provider gives you the added firepower of external backup and recovery mechanisms in case something goes dramatically wrong during your transition period or in the event of a cyberattack.
Whether you decide to push forward with a full migration using your internal team or decide to work with a technology solutions partner like IT Solutions, it’s crucial that you complete your investigations and make a plan of attack to migrate away from Windows Server 2008. There is an extremely high-risk factor when you stay with an unsupported software platform, making it all too easy for cybercriminals to infiltrate your weakened digital defenses.