An IIHT Company

“In today’s IT landscape, numerous versions of Microsoft Operating Systems have either reached the end of their support life or demand a high cost for extending support. This becomes particularly problematic when these systems host vital services such as Microsoft SQL Server. An illustrative example of this challenge is a Windows 2008 R2 Server running Microsoft SQL Server 2008. This setup not only lacks support but also exposes organizations to numerous security vulnerabilities due to the absence of essential operating system patches.

In response to this pressing issue, we have devised a practical solution. Our approach minimizes risk as it revolves around utilizing a backup of your SQL data. Importantly, this process does not disrupt your existing production SQL Server environment, ensuring seamless business continuity.

So, what does this approach entail? The migration to a supported Microsoft SQL 2019 Server is now a fully automated process. Initially, this involves setting up a Red Hat server, granting you the flexibility to establish it either within your Datacenter or in a cloud environment in line with your company’s IT policies and resources.

Once the Red Hat server is operational, the next step involves leveraging your latest Microsoft SQL Server backup, originating from your Windows Server. We have developed a specialized tool called ‘Modernize for MS SQL,’ designed to simplify and streamline the transition. When this tool is applied to your SQL Server backup, it configures the Red Hat server to run Microsoft SQL 2019 seamlessly. Moreover, it efficiently manages the migration of your databases, ensuring that your data makes a secure and successful transfer to its new environment.

This solution effectively tackles the challenge of operating an unsupported system, while also empowering you to harness the robust features and security enhancements of Microsoft SQL 2019 Server within an updated and secure environment. It delivers a smooth transition that not only safeguards your data and operations but also elevates the overall security and efficiency of your IT infrastructure.”