What Does It Mean Now that Support For SQL Server 2008 Has Ended?
Extended Support For SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 Ended July 9, 2019. If your organization is still depending on this server to run your business, you might be facing these issues.
End of support also means you will no longer have access to critical security updates, opening the potential for business interruptions. Worse still, without regular security bulletins it impossible to guarantee protection against hackers and malware, or prevent unwanted access to your sensitive data. Without upgrading you risk losing precious data, or having issues with your business applications performance, because of potential weaknesses in your environment
Your business may face strict business, compliance and industry regulations. At the end of support, your system may fail to comply with HIPAA or other regulatory standards. This could lead to many business complications, penalties and fines – and potentially a loss in customer trust.
End of support for SQL Server 2008 offers an opportunity to modernize with the Microsoft cloud. Combine flexibility, high compatibility, and hybrid capabilities with a secure and familiar platform; while gaining cloud agility and increased efficiency. Migrating existing apps enables you to get more time back to focus on your business, with hassle-free upgrades that ensure your applications are always up to date. Deliver the reliability and high performance your business needs and reduce downtime – no matter where you are on your digital transformation journey.