How to Navigate SQL Server 2008’s End of Support

Editor’s note (June 2019): We updated this post to reflect the latest news about SQL Server 2008’s End of Support. 

It’s End of Support time for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. For any enterprise using it, this poses lots of immediate questions. Can I hang on to SQL 2008 regardless? If not, what are my migration options? When I do migrate, what are tools available to make it least painful, and how can Softchoice help with the migration process?
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If You Aren’t 100% Virtualized, You’re Missing Out

Softchoice at VMWare Partner Exchange 2013

The Softchoice team recently wrapped up the week at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) and one thing was clear: many companies are still lagging behind in their virtualization efforts. In my opinion, this is a big problem. You should be 100% virtualized.

Let start with the why

First (and always first) lets look at dollars. VMware shared a study of a Fortune 100 enterprise they completed with McKinsey & Company. The question that was asked: how much could you save by running your current IT Operations with virtualization and all the modern tools and were not held back by your current legacy systems. The answer? 70% savings in CAPEX and 50% savings in OPEX.

And if that’s not compelling enough, read on for an even more compelling reason you should be 100% virtualized.

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