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This is especially true for database management systems (DBMSs), which are the foundation for key business applications. For organizations running older versions of Microsoft® SQL Server®, Microsoft ended support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 in July 2019, and it will be ending support for SQL Server 2012 in 2022.1 Yet many organizations are still relying on these legacy SQL Server versions. Even worse, vended solutions—like that shiny customer-relationship management (CRM) application your sales team relies on every day—present a more pressing challenge. Once Microsoft ends support for specific versions of SQL Server, application vendors usually follow
Running outdated database software presents many risks because technical support and frequent security updates are typically discontinued. Even worse, running legacy versions of SQL Server on old hardware can lead to downtime from equipment failures. And chances are you’ve also been held back by concerns about the cost and difficulties a major upgrade can present.
So what’s the best way forward?