IT Windows Server 2012

End of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Support

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APPLICATIONS READY?

Microsoft will end the support of SQL Server 2005 on April 12, 2016

On April 12‚ 2011‚ SQL Server 2005 transitioned from Mainstream Support to Extended Support. Extended Support includes paid support‚ security updates‚ and paid hotfix support. Extended Support for SQL Server 2005 will come to an end on April 12, 2016.

After the end of extended support security updates will no longer be available for these products. Staying ahead of these support dates will help achieve regulatory compliance and mitigate potential future security risks. That means SQL Server 2005 users, especially those running databases on Windows Server 2003, should make upgrading the data platform an IT priority.

Security isn't the only reason you need to upgrade. Here are some additional benefits to upgrading and migrating your SQL Server 2005 databases before the end of extended support:

Maintain compliance

It will become harder to prove compliance with the latest regulations such as the upcoming PCI DSS 3.0. Protect your data and stay on top of regulatory compliance and internal security audits by running an upgraded version of SQL Server.

Achieve breakthrough performance

Per industry benchmarks, SQL Server 2014 delivers 13x performance gains relative to SQL Server 2005 and 5.5x performance gains over SQL Server 2008.

Virtualize and consolidate with Windows Server

Scale up on-premises or scale-out via private cloud with Windows Server 2012 R2. Reduce costs by consolidating more database workloads on fewer servers, and increase agility using the same virtualization platform on-premises and in the cloud.

Cloud Integration

Migrate from SQL Server 2005 to the Cloud. Global Edge can provide an enterprise-strength Cloud with a global scale and near zero maintenance to database-as-a-service, enabling you to scale out your application on demand. We deploy a custom Cloud solution for your business, including convenient monthly pricing, live database backup, and an ongoing maintenance and support plan.




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End of Mainstream Support for SQL Server 2005

Products Released Lifecycle Start Date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date Service Pack Support End Date
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Compact Edition
2/19/2007 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Developer Edition
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Enterprise Edition
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Enterprise X64 Edition
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Express Edition
6/1/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Express Edition with Advanced Services
7/16/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
for Embedded Systems
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Standard Edition
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Standard X64 Edition
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Workgroup Edition
1/14/2006 4/12/2011 4/12/2016 7/10/2007


How Global Edge Can Help

Global Edge can guide you through the transition to a fresh version of SQL Server 2008, 2012, or 2014. We can convert both physical boxes and other types of virtual machines for better performance, enhanced security and compliance features.

We offer Advice, Implementation and Training. We will develop a Project Plan and walk you through the process of the actual migration. Our SQL Server Consultants can help with any SQL Server related problem, from specifying hardware, SQL Server Healthchecks to high availability, disaster recovery and database maintenance set-up.

Global Edge is Microsoft Certified Business Partner, fully qualified on all versions of SQL Server.

New Servers

Global Edge is a reseller of HP, Dell, and Lenovo Servers. A new server may be part of the solution as your company transitions from SQL Server 2005.

Cloud Solutions

Without ever having to worry about things like additional hardware and software expenses, servers running with only 20% loads, and of course the never ending costs of maintenance and supervision, a cloud based solution may be just what you need.

Contact Us

Contact us today for a free consultation on upgrading from Windows SQL Server 2005.

Phone: 403.266.5238
Email: info@globaledgesys.com