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Microsoft Azure is currently the most complete Cloud platform available for running Microsoft workloads.


over %

Fortune 500 companies using Microsoft Azure


Market share


SQL databases deployed in Azure

*Microsoft, 2020


*Synergy Research Group, 2021

*Microsoft, 2021

The question should now be...

"Why wouldn't you want to run SQL Server in Azure?"

Azure SQL Server is the most economical destination for your SQL Server databases.

Moving your SQL Server databases to Azure has never been more straightforward and economical.  Easily migrate your databases to Azure and experience the extensive SQL Server programming surface area in the cloud, with the operational and financial benefits of the intelligent, fully-managed Azure SQL Server.


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A good place to start would be any remaining ‘SQL Server 2008’ databases

SQL Server 2008 has reached 'End of Extended Support' on 9th July 2019, from this date Microsoft stopped providing security updates and critical fixes for this version. This could prove to be a real problem as many legacy and 3rd party applications are still running on SQL 2008 with no upgrade support from vendors.

However, it's not all doom and gloom... if you migrate your SQL Server 2008 database into Azure,  Microsoft will provide you with a further 3 years of Extended Support or indefinitely - depending on how you migrate your environment. 

Products Released Lifecycle Start Date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date Service Pack Support End Date

SQL Server 2008





These are the options available to help you upgrade and adopt the innovative technologies you need to carry your organisation into the future

Migrate to Azure with free security updates

  • Re-host your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 with few or no application code changes in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance for a “version-free” platform
  • Or, move to Azure Virtual Machines to get three years of Extended Security Updates at no additional charge and upgrade to a newer version when ready
  • Use existing licenses and save up to 55% with Azure Hybrid Benefit

Upgrade on-premises and stay protected

  • Upgrade to SQL Server 2019 for greater security, performance, availability and innovation with cloud analytics
  • For continued protection beyond the deadline, buy up to three years of Extended Security Updates—cover only the workloads you need while you upgrade


Take a look at some of our Azure projects...

EPos Logic: Azure Migration

Leading pharmaceutical supplier selects DSP to design and implement their migration to Microsoft Azure. 

David Philips: Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure

Furniture retailer David Philips achieved improved performance, scalability and cost with a Hybrid Azure cloud solution.



Contact us to discuss your migration project today