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Time to Migrate: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Has Retired

Did you know that Windows Server 2003 extended support ended on July 14, 2015? What does that mean for businesses like yours? SQL Server 2005 "extended support" has officially ended on April 12, 2017.

Utilizing "out-of-support" versions of server software could lead to some serious issues. This unsupported software no longer receives vital security updates, which leaves your system vulnerable to malware or hackers.

Designed to improve upon each previous version, later versions of software are faster, and more efficient than ever. If you're not running Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2016 yet, it’s time to consider an upgrade. Take advantage of these groundbreaking improvements in performance.

With the recent release of SQL Server 2016, now might be the perfect time to design a migration plan. We can help migrate your applications and workloads which rely on Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 or 2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2016 or Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

You owe it to your business to run up-to-date, fully supported software.

Clare Computer Solutions would like to help plan your transition. Updating your software will help provide you with the security and reliability you need. The added value of the features now included in SQL Server 2016 will streamline processes. Before migrating, consider these cloud options. You'll have the opportunity to migrate to the cloud with Azure SQL Database or to install a hybrid cloud with SQL Server 2016 and Azure.

Updating IT infrastructure is something many companies would like to avoid. But technology moves at too rapid of a pace to put off upgrades and updates that can bring real benefits to your business.

 

Clare Computer Solutions can help - contact us to start the conversation.

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