Make a virtue out of necessity!

Use the ending of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 to modernize.

The Facts!

On the 9th of July the provision of support for SQL Server 2008 (R2) will cease, as will support for Windows Server 2008 (R2) which will end on the 20th January 2020.

What does this mean exactly?

  • No more security updates which protect you against attack and minimize security risks.
  • Growing compliance risks. Without corresponding updates, adherence to GDPR requirements can no longer be guaranteed and this can lead to substantial fines.
  • The opportunity to innovate! Now is the right time to modernize.

The possiblities!

Migration to Microsoft Azure
Migrate your existing workloads to Microsoft Azure.

The benefits to you
Operation of Windows Server and workloads on Azure, hosting of SQL Servers in Azure virtual machines. Thanks to Azure-Hybrid benefits your existing licences can continue to be used. Furthermore, for the old version you get a further three years of enhanced security updates and upgrades free of charge.

Upgrade to current versions
Conduct an on-premise upgrade for SQL Server 2017 and Windows Server 2016 for more performance and new intelligent functions. You will receive enhanced security updates for up to three years after the end-date for support that ensure the necessary security.

Why work with Scheer?

We help make modernization simple. Plan your individual optimization and modernization opportunities with Scheer and benefit from

Cost savings thanks to pay-as-you-go

More security and lower licence costs thanks to free-of-charge security updates for a further three years.

More focus on your core business thanks to 24/7 support and comprehensive services

Please get in touch with us. We are here for you!


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Oliver Waffenschmidt

Head of Sales Managed Services

Scheer GmbH
Bismarckallee 17
790987 Freiburg

T +49 681 96777-0