Transformation is Now

Microsoft announced the End of Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on July 9, 2019 and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020

They would like to thank you for trusting them to run your mission critical applications on these two popular products that businesses have been deploying for nearly over a decade. They are however approaching the End of Support in both products’ lifecycles and would like to share with you the path moving forward. For more details, please reach out to us by sending an email

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Risks with an outdated data platform include:

Non-compliance with GDPR and other market standards

Exposure to unexpected attacks and security breaches

Higher costs and inefficient data management

Missed opportunities for innovation and business intelligence

Accelerate your digital transformation, Save big in Azure

Cloud will improve security, meet compliance requirements, reduce costs, maximize ROI and enable real-time insights.

Azure Hybrid Benefit

Save up to 40% on windows Server with Azure Hybrid benefit

Save up to 55% on migration to Azure SQL database with Azure hybrid benefit

Go at your own pace – move a few workloads or entire datacenters

Maximize your investment in Microsoft software.

Paths to Upgrade and Stay Protected

Migrate apps to Azure VMs: Get free extended security updates until July 2022 for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 VM’s

Migrate Data to Azure managed instances or VMs

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance offers a version-free option

Get free Extended Security Updates until July 2022 for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 in Azure VM’s

Modernize when ready

Upgrade in Azure when ready

Or transform apps and data with Azure services


If you want to have a better understanding on which path is the best for you, please contact us:

Service Road, 161 Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Southern Industry

+264 61 433 9921

sales@salt.na

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