First Look at SQL Server 2008 R2 SKU Line-Up and Licensing

 

SQL Server continues to meet the growing demands of enterprise workloads through two new premium editions: SQL Server Datacenter & SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse

The new and expanded product line in SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers unprecedented value and functionality enabling massive scale at low TCO, improved Developer and IT efficiency and Self Service Business Intelligence.

 

SKU Line-Up

Licensing Changes:

SQL 2008 EE R2 will now provide up to 4 Virtual Machine Licenses, a change from SQL 2008 EE and SQL 2008 DC R2 will provide Unlimited Virtual Machine Licenses,

SQL now comes more in line with Windows Server 2008 R2 licensing, so think of Std = 1, EE=4 and DC= Unlimited

 

But what if you already have SQL EE and Software Assurance?

Well, we always have a complete transition/migration path for our SA customers, more details to follow nearer launch in the Product List

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