Planning for Windows Server 2012

Planning for Windows Server 2012

If you are planning to deploy Windows Server 2012, remember:

  •  Datacenter edition for highly-virtualized private clouds.
  •  Standard edition for lightly or non-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 buying single processor servers from OEMs.
  • Renewing Software Assurance is the best way to protect investments while gaining access to new versions, technical assistance and Deployment Planning Services.
  • The Microsoft Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI) will continue to offer the best value for private cloud and datacenter management pricing.
  • Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites will continue to be the most cost effective way to purchase Windows Server CALs to access Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter editions.
  • Find out how flexible payments can help you get the IT you need and stay on budget.

Edition comparison by feature

Here is a summary of key server features.

  • Full
  • Partial/Limited