Support ends for

SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 on July 9, 2019
Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 on January 14, 2020

We've got you – and your customers – covered

Read the Extended Security FAQs

Ingram Micro will guide you through the path to upgrade and keep your customers protected.

New options are available to help your customers adopt the innovative technologies they need to carry their business into the future.

Cloud Option

Migrate to Azure with
free security updates

Migrate apps and data to Azure VMs
Get free Extended Security Updates for Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 VM’s for three years after deadline.

Migrate data to Azure SQL DB Managed Instances
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance offers a version-free option.

Save with Azure Hybrid Benefit
Use existing on-premises licenses to save up to 55% — on Azure. You can upgrade in Azure when ready, or transform with Azure services.

On-Premise Option

Upgrade on-premises
and stay protected

Upgrade to the latest version
Windows Server 2016 or 2019 or SQL Server 2017

Protect server workloads
For continued protection beyond the deadline, buy Extended Security Updates to get 3 more years of security updates for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2. Cover only the workloads and server you need while you upgrade.

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Maximize your ROI by migrating customers to the cloud

Migration is a way of life in any datacenter. Upgrading to the latest platform or moving workloads to the cloud enables you to benefit from new features and functionality.

Curious which of your customers have licenses going EOS? We’ve got the data.

Request your customer list

Assess, Migrate, Optimize

By breaking down the migration process into three steps—Assess, Migrate, and Optimize—you can solve the most pressing migration challenges and deliver the reliability, performance and security your customers expect.


Identify and inventory your apps and server roles running on Windows Server or SQL Server. Analyze your workloads to determine the best path—migrate to Azure or upgrade on-premises.


Make the move—migrate your customers’ virtual machines or legacy SQL Server to Azure. Or, upgrade to the latest version of Windows or SQL Server.


Fine-tune your resources to optimize costs, manage resources, and strengthen security and compliance across hybrid cloud workloads.

Additional Resources

Contact us to discuss Reserved Instances and Server Subscriptions, Cost Management Applications, and added support to maximize your customers’ cloud potential.

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Now is the ideal time to upgrade, modernize and transform to current versions of SQL Server, Windows Server and Azure services for more security, performance and innovation.

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