End of support is fast approaching for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2. This is a significant opportunity for resellers to migrate on-premises workloads to Azure and profit.
Upgrade, modernize and transform to current versions of SQL Server, Windows Server and Azure services for more security, performance and innovation.
Support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 ends July 9, 2019
Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 ends January 14, 2020
Free extended security updates in Azure
Migrate workloads to Azure Virtual Machines to access to three years of Extended Security Updates for both SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, after the End of Support deadlines. (Included at no additional charge over the standard VM pricing.)
Migrating to Azure brings cost saving opportunities with Azure Hybrid Use Benefit and Reserved Instances:
Save up to 55% on migrations to Azure SQL Database with Azure Hybrid Benefit.
Save up to 80% on Windows Server with Azure Hybrid Benefit and Reserved Instances
Avoid paying significant costs for Extended Support if your customers need to continue using Windows 2008 and SQL 2008 after support ends.
Migrate VMs using Azure Site Recovery
Ingram's flagship service for Azure migrations, Azure Site Recovery, has recently introduced support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. This means our Partners can use familiar Azure tools to migrate legacy workloads.
Migrate SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2
Azure has a comprehensive set of services to migrate SQL Server – you can pick the most appropriate route for your customers:
Migrate to SQL Server on Azure VM
Migrate to PaaS, Azure SQL DB
Migrate to Azure SQL Managed Instance