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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard 2 Core

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This is the 2 processor core edition of SQL Server 2012 Standard.

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If you want to know if this works out cheaper than the CAL version, see MORE INFO.

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Download This software is downloaded. If you don't like to download we can do it for you and mail it to you on a disc at no charge.

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Standard with 5 CALs or Standard 2 Core?


Which is better value for you? SQL Server 2012 Standard with 5 or more CALs or SQL Server 2012 Standard 2 Core?

This will depend mostly on price. Which in turn will probably depend upon the licensing.

With SQL Server 2012 Standard you have 2 licensing models: CALs (Client Access Licenses) and Core licenses (the number of cores in the server CPU determines the number of Standard Core licenses).

Each Standard 2 Core license will run on 2 processor cores. However, you have to buy a miniumum of 2 Standard 2 Core licenses for four cores. Even if your server only has 2 cores, you have to buy 2 x Standard 2 Core licenses for four cores.

So, if your server has 4 processor cores, then SQL Server 2012 Standard is a good deal up to about 30 CALs. If you need more than 30 CALs then you should get SQL Server 2012 Standard 2 Core for your server.

However, if your server has 8 processor cores, then you will need 4 x Standard 2 Core licenses. In this scenario, the CAL model is a good deal up to about 60 CALs.

And so on.

Why this SQL Server 2012 Standard 2 Core is such a good deal


Double arrow icon It is very good value for money First and foremost, this SQL Server 2012 Standard 2 Core is probably cheaper than any other legally sold in the UK.

Double arrow icon Gives you peace of mind Do you sometimes lose things? Well, with this SQL Server 2012 Standard 2 Core, Microsoft keep your product key (which you need to activate the software) secure for you so that if you ever lose it, you can get it back again from their secure website. Of if you lose the software, you can always download it again from the Microsoft secure website. And so your investment is safeguarded.