Windows/SQL Server 2008 EOS Migration : 6-Wk Imp.

IT Lab

IT Lab's Rapid Azure Migration Plan (RAMP) specifically for Windows and SQL workloads delivers clearly defined outcomes within approx. 6 weeks with accredited expertise.

On January 14th 2020, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) products reached Microsoft End Of Support (EOS). In addition, SQL Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) reached EOS on July 9th 2019.

Formal support and security fixes have now ceased leaving an increased operational risk to customers still running these products.

Microsoft is offering customers the option of an extended three years support if these workloads are migrated into Azure. This provides an ideal opportunity to rearchitect applications to modern cloud services or to buy additional time to determine an appropriate application modernisation strategy whilst benefiting from a compliant support position.

IT Lab offers a fixed price, fully managed professional service to assess, plan and migrate Windows and SQL workloads into the Azure environment through a repeatable framework that mitigates business disruption. Prior to migration, we evaluate the optimum licensing benefits that can be achieved through Azure Hybrid Benefit and Azure Reserved Instances.

Migration and Modernisation can be complex and time- consuming, but IT Lab’s expertise and proven project methodology ensure you are up and running quickly with right-first-time success and clear deliverables.

Typically the migration work can be completed in less than 6 weeks by our Azure Cloud Experts.

Price is estimated. Scope includes:

  • 0.5 Day Assessment, Licensing and Strategy Workshop
  • Migration Plan
  • Project Management
  • Azure Landing Zone Build
  • Migration of first three workloads (Rehost)
  • 24/7 Early Life Support
  • Documentation, Handover and Roadmap Recommendations

Optional Services:

  • Application Re-architecture
  • Additional workload migrations
  • Managed Azure Support Services

Why IT Lab?

IT Lab is an award-winning Cloud Managed Service Provider delivering technology and business applications consultancy, Cloud transformation, and Cyber Security services. We are based in London, Manchester and Cape Town.