Windows Server 2012 Edition overview
The Windows Server 2012 product line-up has been streamlined and simplified, making it easier for customers to choose the edition that is right for their needs.
- Datacenter edition for highly-virtualized private cloud environments.
- Standard edition for non-virtualized or lightly virtualized environments.
- Essentials edition for small businesses with up to 25 users running on servers with up to two processors.
- Foundation edition for small businesses with up to 15 users running on single processor servers
|Edition||Ideal for…||High Level Feature
Open NL (US$)
private & hybrid
|Processor + CAL*||$4,809**|
|Standard||Low density or non-
with two virtual
|Processor + CAL*||$882**|
cloud based services; no
|Server (25 User
|Server (15 User
*CALs are required for every user or device accessing a server. See the Product Use Rights ( http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/product-licensing.aspx ) for details.
**Pricing represents Open No Level (NL) ERP. For your specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.