GET A DATE WITH CT – SERVER UPGRADE PLANNING

Over the past month, the team here at CT has contacted every single customer to discuss best steps forward to plan for end of support for Windows Server 2008 & SQL Server 2008.  Key meetings are in diaries or have already taken place for those affected, to build a plan that suits individual system architectures.  For those who still need to arrange a time for one of our technical experts to look at how best to upgrade your servers, please don’t delay as there is no quick fix and server migrations need to be planned in advance.  Each organisation is different, not just because of individual system architectures but also from strategy, budget and risk appetite perspectives – this will also impact the length of time required to carry out the upgrade quickly and efficiently. 

DEADLINE DATES

  • Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020
  • Support for Exchange 2010 will also end on January 14, 2020
  • Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end even sooner, on July 9, 2019 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

  • No further security updates – 4.2 billion records stolen by hackers in 2016
  • Compliance implications around standards and GDPR
  • Microsoft will not support any faults with these servers

Please get in contact with your Account Manager today to make sure you have time with a technical expert to plan your migration.