There will be a 15% increase in the processor pricing of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition and a 25% increase in the processor pricing of SQL Server 2008 Standard. Along with the pricing changes, there will be a new premium edition released, SQL Server Datacenter Edition. This version will allow maximum memory, CPU and Virtualization support. Therefore, there will also be changes going forward in SQL Server Enterprise including:
. Maximum memory of 2TB RAM
. Up to 8 Procs CPU Support
. Virtualization rights for 4 VM’s* – Customer’s with Software Assurance using unlimited virtualization with SQL Server 2008 EE will have free step up rights to Datacenter Edition.
We wanted to make sure you were aware of these changes as you may want to inform your customers take advantage of today’s pricing on some of their upcoming plans to purchase ISV solutions on the Microsoft data management platform. If they purchase SQL Server 2008 EE with SA now, they will be able to lock in at today’s pricing for the next 2 releases while still being able to upgrade to the latest version. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
More information on SQL Server 2008 R2 can be found here: