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Keep your SQL Server 2012 secure and supported

Team working with a secure and supported SQL Server 2012 environment

After a 10-year run, this past July 12th, 2022, the support for SQL Server 2012 came to an end. If you are still using this program, there are four options for estate migration and modernization that will help your organization stay secure and supported.  

1. Migrate to Azure Virtual Machines 

This option will allow you to run securely with up to three years of free Extended Security Updates, as well as continued access to product support through your existing support contract. 

2. Use Azure SQL Managed Instance 

With this tool you can modernize your SQL Server in the cloud. This, by combining the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility with all the benefits a fully managed and always updated database service provides. 

3. Upgrade to SQL Server 2019 

With this newer version of SQL Server, your organization will benefit from security, the ability to break down data silos, added business continuity scenarios, as well as deployment flexibility. 

4. Sign up for Extended Security Updates (for on-premises SQL Server) 

This is done via Azure Arc and just like moving to Azure, it gives you continuous product support through your existing support contract. 

Plan ahead for the Windows Server 2012/R2 end of support 

Just like planning to protect your SQL Server 2012, your organization should have in mind to do the same for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. The end of support for these products will be on October 10th, 2023.  

Stay updated and secure with 365 Cloud Store and Team Venti

You can stay secure by upgrading to Windows Server 2022. Do not hesitate to contact one of our Microsoft Licensing experts to help you with this option. 

Another option is to migrate to the cloud. The experts from our sister organization, Team Venti can help you migrate to the cloud with little to no business interruption. Do not hesitate to schedule a call or ask for a quote. 

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