Cloud Migration Blog
In the coming months Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2:
- 9th July 2019: Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end
- 14th January 2020: Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end
With cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated and frequent, running apps and data on unsupported versions can create significant security and compliance risks. Whist the ramifications of ignoring end of support may be steep, it is a great opportunity to transform your applications and infrastructure to take advantage of cloud computing and the latest versions of SQL Server and Windows Server.
Moving data within a cloud is easy - that’s what 40 Gigabit Ethernet is for - but getting that data there in the first place can prove tricky. How tough the process is depends on several factors, including the amount of data to be moved and how much time is available to move it.
Now more than ever, having a secure, high-performing, efficient and robust infrastructure for your applications is crucial when it comes to migrating to cloud. But how, exactly, can you achieve this? There are in fact, no fewer than 5 essential pillars to a well-architected AWS framework. But with them in place, you’ll have a system that will deliver what you need, now and in the future.
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By Vinay Venkataraghaven
Here at RiverMeadow, we specialize in server migration from one environment to another. The benefits and importance of cloud migrations services wouldn’t mean much without a discussion of the critical role that clouds play in modern data center architectures. Our server migration tool is increasingly viewed as a massively disruptive technology, that is transforming IT operations, deployments and cost structures.