No wonder Microsoft makes so much money...

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by XXROCKYTOPXX, Nov 16, 2011.


    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    I'm needing to order some SQL Server Enterprise licenses and look at these prices:

    Per Processor: $27,495.00

    Server: $8,592.00

    CAL: $164.00

    Yeah, you read that right....PER PROCESSOR.
  2. IP

    IP It's just business.

    That is outrageous.
  3. MG1968

    MG1968 New Member

    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    It's expensive either way, but the 'per processor' option makes more sense to someone hosting a webserver since it's a one time all inclusive (server/client) fee. If you aren't on the level of or someone like that the server and CAL options are the way to go. Still expensive though.
  5. MG1968

    MG1968 New Member

    the "per processor" requirement could get really expensive on motherboards with multiple CPU sockets. however, I'm pretty sure I've read that a multi-core processor doesn't count according to Microsoft.

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain's per socket in reality. These days everything is multi-core and that would be a pretty steep price. Just found out that one of my sister projects ordered $500k worth of SQL licenses. What a waste of money...

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