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Hi there,

There has been no rest for IT teams over the festive season. The announcement of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities came while many people were still recovering from their New Year hangovers, catching some organisations by surprise. Microsoft has released guidance on how to respond to these vulnerabilities. However, this has once again highlighted the need to baseline system performance. One common side effect of patching for vulnerabilities is the potential performance impact - without a performance baseline this is hard to pinpoint.

The impact for those without a robust patching process or those running legacy versions of SQL Server is significantly heightened. SQL Server 2005 is no longer supported, leaving no guidance to mitigate the risk of such vulnerabilities. The industry, myself included, would recommend accelerating your upgrade plans. If you are struggling with patching or upgrading, WARDY IT Solutions can assist with our fixed-priced Data Platform services.  

Kind regards,

Peter Ward

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Managing Director WARDY Group
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