Prepare For Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 End of Support

In the next 18 months Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will go end of support. On this date Microsoft will no longer issue security updates leaving enterprises vulnerable to security attacks and out of compliance with business and industry regulations. While the ramifications of ignoring end of support are steep, enterprises should embrace this opportunity to modernize their stack by accelerating their migration to Azure, unlocking all of the application innovation supported by Microsoft.

Key Features & Benefits

Turbonomic frictionlessly accelerates Azure migrations with fast, dynamic, full environment assessments, precise, consumption-based cloud migration plans and the on-going confidence of Turbonomic’s intelligent and continuous optimization in Azure.

Quickly installs without agents and discovers entire estate to deliver consumption-based cloud migration plans enabling customers to select proper cloud resources & Windows Server 2008/SQL Server 2008 licensing needs for optimal deployment (RIs & Azure Hybrid Benefit inclusive)

Preferred Azure Migration Technology Partner. The fastest platform to run & re-run precise cloud migration plans for Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 lift & shift or precise consumption based analysis to inform replatforming analysis and optimization alternatives; sizing up for performance, sizing down/utilize RIs for cost

Properly license new workloads on-premise by consolidating Windows Server 2008 & SQL Server 2008 license exposure or accurately determine new license needs

Automatic, software driven analysis via our AI powered decision engine and migration execution through ASR decreases the amount of labor necessary to conduct a migration, freeing up humans to deliver on strategic initatives

Preparing for Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 End of Support with Turbonomic

The Turbonomic Difference

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Assess Entire Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Estate

There has never been a better time to move to Azure, start your Azure journey by truly understanding what you currently have from a Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 perspective, allowing you to make a data-driven decision to prepare for end of support.

Turbonomic provides complete and accurate environment assessment based on current demand profiles of workloads within 48 hours. Turbonomic’s agentless platform discovers all application dependencies, operating systems and generates actionable and dynamic assessments with minimal human effort.

Fast, Accurate Azure Migration Plans

With Azure as the destination for your applications, generate dynamic, actionable cloud migration plans in days. More: Cloud Migration Learning Center 

With your migration plan in hand, leverage Turbonomic API integration with Azure Site Recovery and other leading cloud migration tools to accelerate your migration as end of support dates approach.

Turbonomic generates simulations demonstrating the cost of executing a lift & shift or “allocation based” migration versus a “consumption based” migration that considers Turbonomic’s optimization recommendations.


In minutes Turbonomic provides cloud ready migration plans that map your on-premises workloads to the proper SKU, storage and whether it is RI/Azure Hybrid Benefit eligible.

Plan (and Re-Plan) On Demand

Keep your migration plan current throughout the entire cloud migration process. Your IT environment and applications are not static and Azure is constantly creating new generations and revising their pricing.

Turbonomic continuously ingests all available cloud configuration types and the latest pricing models to ensure that your migration plan is always fresh and accurate, while simultaneously optimizing your on-premises environment in real-time. 

Unified Control: On-Premises and Cloud

Turbonomic continuously optimizes all resources on-premises AND in Azure to assure application performance across the entire hybrid estate at the lowest possible cost. 

Turbonomic provides a single pane of glass to visualize your hybrid cloud estate and provides actionable recommendations to optimize it.

Optimize Azure and Plan Azure Migrations

Demo: Optimize Azure and Plan Azure Migrations

How do customers use Turbonomic to continuously optimize Azure, as well as their on-premises data centers? This demo explains how Turbonomic:

  • recommends and automates a continuous series of micro-improvements to provide workloads with precisely their resources they need – on prem and in the cloud
  • generates fast, accurate cloud migration plans based on a deep understanding of the entire stack

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