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Affected by Microsoft's End of Support? Get Started with a 6-week Rapid Azure Migration Plan

Get 3 years of extended support when you move to Azure

The End of Support (EoS) has passed for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, which means that security updates are no longer available for these products. This puts businesses at increased risk of data breaches through unpatched vulnerabilities, non-compliance or support limitations.

Organisations still utilising products that have reached End of Support should take action to avoid running on unsupported applications in the age of malware and cyberattacks.

If you're looking for a solution to Microsoft's End of Support, then Migrating to Azure is your answer as Microsoft is now giving users three years of extended support when they migrate to the Azure cloud service – giving businesses who take advantage of this new offer additional time to plan an appropriate application modernisation strategy from a compliant support position.


Why choose IT Lab?

As the industry's leading IT provider, we know that the migration process can be complex and time-consuming. Our Rapid Azure Migration Plan (RAMP) is here to ensure you are up and running quickly with right-first-time success and clear deliverables.

We offer:

it_lab_tick_orange  A fixed price

it_lab_tick_orangeFully managed professional service

it_lab_tick_orangeAssessment, planning and migration of Windows and SQL workloads into the Azure environment through a repeatable framework that mitigates business disruption

it_lab_tick_orangeEvaluation to optimise licensing benefits

it_lab_tick_orange  Extended three-year support when *these workloads are migrated into Azure

IT Lab is an award-winning Cloud Managed Service Provider delivering technology and business applications consultancy, Cloud transformation, and Cyber Security services. We are based in London, Manchester and Cape Town.

* Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) products reached Microsoft End of Support. SQL Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) reached EoS on July 9th, 2019.

Get in touch with our IT experts and explore how working with IT Lab can help your business secure your workloads.


What is the Rapid Azure Migration Plan (RAMP)?

IT Lab’s Rapid Azure Migration Plan (RAMP) is designed to deliver the migration of  Windows and SQL workloads, as agreed with your business, within approximately six weeks through accredited expertise. We will ‘lift and shift’ your EoS workloads into a secure Azure environment to maintain compliance whilst buying time to plan the next steps in your Cloud journey.

Our RAMP methodology closely aligns with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption framework, ensuring best practice and standardisation from the outset.


Rapid Azure Migration Plan at a glance


Why do you need to migrate?

Earlier this year, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) products reached Microsoft End of Support. SQL Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) reached EoS on July 9th, 2019. Now that formal support and security fixes have ceased entirely, customers who are still using these products are running at an increased risk.

The End of Support changes offer an ideal opportunity to move your business to modern cloud services or to buy additional time to bring your business up to date whilst benefitting from a compliant support position.

What is the process of migration?

IT Lab's migration process in the Rapid Azure Migration Plan is completed within approximately six weeks. The scope includes:


RAMP 1 ● 0.5 Day Assessment, Licensing and Strategy Workshop​

● Migration Plan​ 

● Project Management​

RAMP 3 Azure Landing Zone Build​

Migration of first three workloads (rehosting)​ 

24/7 Early Life Support​ 

RAMP 5 Documentation, Handover and Roadmap Recommendations​ 

Excluded optional services:

  • Application Re-architecture
  • Additional workload migrations
  • Managed Azure Support Services


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Want to find out how your business can benefit from our Rapid Azure Migration Plan? Get in touch with one of our IT experts today and reimagine your system architecture with IT Lab.