ON April 12, 2016 Microsoft will end all extended support for SQL Server 2005.

Now is a great time to modernize your database.

Avoid security and compliance risks and ensure continued compatibility by upgrading today and take advantage of the many new capabilities available in SQL Server 2014.

SQL Server 2014 is the data platform for the modern business.

SQL Server offers small and midsize organizations a fast, highly available database—and a cloud-ready data platform that will grow with their business. SQL Server 2014 brings new in-memory capabilities that dramatically speed transactions, while cloud capabilities make it easy for your customers to choose where they want to deploy their applications – whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both.

Get a database that can keep up with your business today and tomorrow. SQL Server 2014 makes fast, highly-available database functionality affordable to any size of organization.

  • Speed up transactions without buying new hardware
  • Keep your database up and running more of the time
  • Trust SQL Server, the world’s most widely used database (IDC)

Backup SQL Server to Microsoft Azure

For organizations running any version of SQL Server, Microsoft Azure offers a fast, easy way to back up your on-site database to the cloud.

Microsoft Azure storage scales as your data grows and  delivers enterprise-grade data protection, including the ability to encrypt backups. It also eliminates capital expenses for storage hardware, enabling you to pay only for what you use, while simplifying the backup process through automation. SQL Server enables you to recover data from a specific time using point-in-time restore. If your on-site database servers are damaged or destroyed, you can easily restore your backup in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine to get your database running quickly.

How can CDW help? Let us help you assess the risks of maintaining an unsupported version of SQL server and develop an upgrade plan with our Microsoft SQL Server Upgrade Assessment. Also, explore our SQL Server 2005 EOS Migration Services and discover how we can expedite your migration.

Get Expert Advice from CDW

There are many paths you can take when transitioning from SQL Server 2005. Let one of our solution architects help you decide which is best for your business.

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