Prepare for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support

On July 9, 2019, Microsoft will end the extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, which means no more updates or support of any kind, potentially leaving your infrastructure and applications vulnerable to security and compliance issues. 

At SNP, we are here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance, and innovation by:

  • Migrating your applications and data to make the transition more than just an upgrade.
  • Help you avoid business disruptions and adopt the most current security technologies.
  • Walk you through the benefits of moving your legacy platforms to SQL Server 2017 and Azure.
  • Giving your team a range of guidance and resources available to help, no matter which path you choose.

SNP offers: 

Migrating your workloads to Azure: Running current versions of software enables you to benefit from the latest security, performance, and innovation features, as well as regular security updates.

  • Rehost your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 with few or no application code changes in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance for a “version-free” platform.
  • Security built into Azure, plus more than 70 compliance certifications.
  • Use existing licenses and save up to 55 percent with Azure Hybrid Benefit
  • More time to modernize on your terms.


Securing your on-premises; plan for a hybrid environment: If you cannot upgrade on-premises servers before the deadline, get peace of mind by buying Extended Security Updates for your servers running Windows Server or SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

  • Gain more time to complete your upgrade process.
  • Upgrade to an operating system and data platform designed specifically for hybrid datacenter scenarios: Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 editions.
  • Customers can buy Extended Security Updates for three years after the end of support.
  • Eligibility requires active Software Assurance or Subscription licenses under an Enterprise Agreement.
  • You pay for only the servers you need to cover annually, which enables you to reduce costs as you upgrade.


For more details of information on how you can prepare for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support, contact an SNP representative.


SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support
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Prakash Parikh

Prakash Parikh is the Chief Operating Officer at SNP Technologies with over 25 years of experience in information technology. He is passionate about Microsoft Cloud and building Cloud solutions to help organizations accelerate their business goals. His specialties include- Cloud Computing Solutions, Azure Web and Mobile Apps, Hybrid Cloud Integration, Microsoft Office 365, Azure Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Power BI, Business Continuity Planning, Mobile Networking and much more.