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Windows Server 2008 & SQL Server 2008 End of Support

Modernize Your Database and Server Applications

As of July 9, 2019, Microsoft no longer supports SQL Server 2008. As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft no longer supports Windows Server 2008.  Avoid unnecessary security or compliance risks and ensure continued capability by migrating to Azure, upgrading to SQL Server 2017 and Windows Server 2019 or a combination of both.

How CDW Can Help

Microsoft End of Support Services

End-of-Support Services

CDW can assist with planning and budgeting for your server migration. We'll also help with the migration itself. With SQL Server, we'll install and configure the deployment of databases, logins and jobs. For Windows Server, we'll provide a roadmap for remediation of application compatibility issues. Let us help upgrade your server faster and more securely.

SQL Server 2008 End-of-Support Services (PDF)
Windows Server 2008 End-of-Support Services (PDF)

Microsoft End of Support Services

Migration Services

CDW will work with your team to assess your environment and consider the costs of moving on-premises workloads to Azure. We'll assist with the migration of those workloads on Azure-supported Windows and Linux servers, and host Microsoft Azure workshops on how to review and utilize current on-premises server infrastructure and effectively plan a logical, next-generation migration strategy.

Azure Migration for Windows and Linux Servers (PDF)
SQL Migration to Azure Workshop (PDF)

How CDW Can Help

Microsoft End of Support Services

End-of-Support Services

CDW can assist with planning and budgeting for your server migration. We'll also help with the migration itself. With SQL Server, we'll install and configure the deployment of databases, logins and jobs. For Windows Server, we'll provide a roadmap for remediation of application compatibility issues. Let us help upgrade your server faster and more securely.

SQL Server 2008 End-of-Support Services (PDF)
Windows Server 2008 End-of-Support Services (PDF)

Microsoft End of Support Services

Migration Services

CDW will work with your team to assess your environment and consider the costs of moving on-premises workloads to Azure. We'll assist with the migration of those workloads on Azure-supported Windows and Linux servers, and host Microsoft Azure workshops on how to review and utilize current on-premises server infrastructure and effectively plan a logical, next-generation migration strategy.

Azure Migration for Windows and Linux Servers (PDF)
SQL Migration to Azure Workshop (PDF)

 

What's New In Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 continues from where the 2016 version left off, with new areas selected for changed and improvement in the environmentView Comparison Chart (PDF)

 
Hybrid Cloud

On-premises and cloud solutions can now work together. Enable the on-premises to make use of advanced systems like IoT and AI so customers are future-proof.


 
Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Optimize scale, performance and reliability to better support HCI deployments, including Project Honolulu which provides a high-performance interface for Storage Space Direct.
 


 
Application Platform

Improve Windows Server Containers and the Windows Subsystem for hosting Linux by reducing the size of the server base core of the container image and greatly enhancing performance.


 
Security

New security features emphasize protection, detection and response, reinforced with embedded Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and additional support for Linux VMs.
 

SQL Server 2017 Features and Functionality


Scalability. Performance. Availability.

-   Scale up to 12 TB of memory and 640 logical processors
-   Up to 30x faster transactions and 100x faster queries
-   Run real-time Operational Analytics over transactional data
-   Balance loads across readable secondaries with Always On availability


Multi-layered Security

-   Protect data at rest and in motion with TDE and new Always Encrypted
-   Mask sensitive data with minimal impact using Dynamic Data Masking
-   Grant access based on user characteristics with Row Level Security

 


Enterprise-ready Business Intelligence

-   Create modern reports and visualize dense data
-   Access KPIs and reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
-   Get faster SQL Server Analysis Services performance
-   Use enhanced multidimensional models in SQL Server Analysis Services


Built-in Analytics

-   Transform complex data with statistical modelling language
-   Process analytics in-place, reducing latencies and operational costs
-   Write and deploy models anywhere in-database or to the cloud
-   Access thousands of R Scripts and Models in CRAN


Consistency

-   Dynamically stretch warm and cold data to Azure with Stretch Database
-   Tackle mission-critical workloads with larger Azure virtual machine sizes
-   Rely on our cloud-first features, tested by millions of Azure databases
-   Use development and management tools and common T-SQL

SQL Server 2017 Licenses 

Explore best-selling SQL Server 2017 licenses. 


 

Additional SQL Server 2017 Resources

 
 

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