SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support

Don’t leave your infrastructure unprotected

July 9, 2019 signals the end of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. That means no more security updates, leaving your systems vulnerable to attacks. We're ready to help you migrate to better technology for improved security, performance and innovation.


Get a fully managed database service with built-in security and performance monitoring for managing hundreds to thousands of databases at scale. Take the first step by migrating 2008 applications and data to Azure, where you can get Free Extended Security Updates for three more years


Embrace the tools in Azure to modernize your applications. Focus on business innovation with fully managed services for Azure SQL Database. Azure SQL Database is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment.


Reduce your infrastructure costs with free extended security updates, the Azure Hybrid Benefit, and optimized infrastructure. Save on costs when you move your 2008 servers to Azure. Click here to find out how.

Migrate your workloads to Azure

End of support means the end of security updates, which can cause security and compliance issues and puts applications and businesses at risk.

If you cannot upgrade to the latest version before the deadline, however, rehost workloads in Azure and get three years of Extended Security Updates at no additional charge.
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Painless migration

Frictionless database migration with no code changes at an industry-leading TCO. Accelerate your on-premises SQL Server migrations without changing the application code with Managed Instance.

AI-driven optimization

Built-in machine learning for peak database performance and durability that optimises performance and security for you. Maximise the performance of your application with customised auto-tuning recommendations.

Scale on the fly

Unmatched scale and high availability for compute and storage without sacrificing performance. Scale your application on demand with 99.99 per cent availability. Take advantage of Hyperscale, with support for up to 100 TB

Unparalleled security

Advanced data security including data discovery and classification, vulnerability assessment and advanced threat detection all in a single pane of glass

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At BMIT Technologies, we have over 15 years of experience helping businesses do greater things. Get in touch with us and one of our technical representatives will get in touch with you to discuss the best way forward for your business.

We’ll harness technology to power your business.