Part 1 SQL End of Support Readiness: What to Know and How to Prepare

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Kaz Traverso, Solutions Specialist; David Bloxham, Marketing Manager

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Make sure you are fully informed about the upcoming end-of-support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 – and ensure your organisation is ready. Once SQL Server 2008 reaches its end of support deadline on 9th July 2019, security updates will no longer be released for it, leaving systems open to outside threats, and the risk of non-compliancy with industry requirements such as GDPR. In part 1 of our 4-part series to help with your readiness Solution Specialist from SoftwareONE, Kaz Traverso, and Marketing Manager, David Bloxham, will discuss the essential pieces of information to help with your strategy planning, including: •What is ‘End of Support’ and what does it mean •What are the timelines and other upcoming End of Support products •Security risks and impact on ISO and GDPR compliance •Operational constraints •How to understand your risk – discovery tools and assessment •What are your options – stay on-prem or move to Azure or hybrid approach? Within the webinar series in part 2 we discuss the cloud migration options and process in more detail, part 3 looks at licensing and commercial options and in part 4 we share best practice governance for hybrid environments for cloud management and cost control.

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