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SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 to Lose Support

by | Jul 5, 2019 | MyTek Blog, Security


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SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008, two famous relational database management systems from Microsoft, stand to lose support on July 9, 2019. 

If your business uses any of these database management systems, it is time to think for an upgrade.

Today, we’ll take a look at the uses of business software along with the alternate options available to you going forward.

What is SQL Database Management Software? 

SQL Server functions as Microsoft’s relational database management system (RDBMS) software. It is used to effectively utilize the application’s data found in a company’s database. There are various RDBMS servers available based on the specific application types. While SQL Server RDBMS was updated numerous times since its launch 11 years back, the 2008 R2 server has seen significant additions in cloud resources and new dataflows.

What Are Your Upgrade Options?

With just four days remaining for the support deadline, you have few options at your disposal. If you choose not to update 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008, you will be vulnerable to hacking incidents. These malware attacks and data breaches can cause you higher business losses in the long run.

However, Microsoft has given a solid lifeline to organizations that use outdated RDBMS titles. If the organizations agree to move their existing databases to the Azure cloud, they can avail additional three years of support from Microsoft. By doing so, you can get support until July 2022. Till then, you can work out a viable strategy to safeguard your business database without compromising on data security.

If you’re worried about the July 9th deadline, migrating to a secure Azure environment may be a wise decision to avoid security issues. To understand more about RDBMS platforms and hosting, reach out to the expert IT professionals at MyTek today at 623-312-2440.


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Tim Tiller, LMSW

Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.


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