Microsoft has announced the departure of its famous Small Business Server Edition with the introduction of its new Windows Server 2012, initially disclosing its cost.
Microsoft’s has been preparing to release Windows Server 2012, which will feature four editions: Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter.
Both Windows Server 2012 Foundation and Essentials will have no virtualization rights, though Foundation will only allow access to OEMs and will only be limited to 15 users, while Essentials will have a 25-user limit and will cost $425 under Microsoft’s Open No Level licensing.
Meanwhile, Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter will allow virtualization, giving only two instances for the former edition costing $882, and allowing more than two virtual instances for the latter at $4,809 plus process, excluding Windows Client Access Licenses (CALs), which is an additional cost.
Given the company’s pricing arrangement, it goes to show that Windows Server 2012 is better at accessing clouds, rather than simply introducing them as Microsoft’s claims that it will be optimized for cloud computing.
Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Windows Server has been debatably providing better sales for the company its desktop PC operating system. Windows will constantly penetrate its enterprise customers with lavish prices in a server market that can compete with Linux-based operating systems on all levels, though the upgrading of its client PCs to Windows 8 Professional incurred a reasonably low cost, which has been the talk of the company the entire previous year.