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SQL Server 2005 EOS Deadline Draws Near

November 13, 2017

SQL Server 2005 EOS Deadline Draws Near

Join Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist Josh Condie at the Fall 2015 Ingram Micro ONE event and discover the best SQL Server 2005 EOS (end-of-support) migration strategies.

SQL Server 2005 is approaching the end of its support on April 12, 2016, which is now less than five months away. Continuing to operate SQL Server 2005 without security updates and hotfixes from Microsoft puts organizations at risk for business disruptions, security and compliance issues, and increased maintenance costs. Upgrading to SQL Server 2014 before extended support ends next April is not only a necessary security and compliance decision, but also a sound business decision. Benefits of upgrading include:

  • Improved performance. SQL Server 2014 has benchmarked 13x faster performance than SQL Server 2005 and set a new world record for SAP performance for 16 processors on an HP Superdome X.
  • Up to 30x transactional performance gains and more than 100x faster queries to work with larger quantities of data and get the fast answers you need.
  • High availability using AlwaysOn availability groups for mission-critical uptime and disaster recovery to the cloud for improved business continuity.
  • New tools to manage data across the enterprise, such as master data services, data quality services and enhanced integration services.
  • Support for unstructured, complex and streaming data to help with tasks like collecting and managing manufacturing sensor data or analyzing social media activity.
  • Faster time to insight using Microsoft Excel and Power BI to meet demands for quick reporting and mobile insights.

In addition to better performance, customers will receive a return on their investments. In fact, according to a July 2014 Microsoft-commissioned study with Forrester on the Total Economic Impact of SQL Server 2012 and 2014, customers realize a 9.5-month payback period when deploying a new SQL Server database.

There has never been a better time to upgrade and benefit from the dramatic performance gains, higher availability and scalability and rich BI capabilities SQL Server 2014 has to offer. Check out the following SQL 2005 EOS resources to help educate your customers about making the switch:

  1. Microsoft’s Public InfoPortal for 2005 End-of-Service
  2. Video Presentation: Panel discussion with Spiceworks moderator, MS SME, and 2 SMB Customers (on-demand)
  3. Detailed White Paper on Migration Options by Directions
  4. SQL 2005 Migration Datasheet
  1. Check out our Ready-to-Go Marketing website to prepare your organization for this opportunity.

Be sure to stop by the Microsoft booth at the Fall 2015 Ingram Micro ONE event, Mon., Nov. 16 through Thurs., Nov. 19 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., to learn more about how you can capitalize on the SQL 2005 EOS opportunity.