“But J.J., R2 will be available in just a few weeks…. shouldn’t I just wait?”
Have you reviewed the Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing Datasheet?
If not, I encourage you to download it from [HERE] immediately!
Pay close attention to the price of Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter: $6,155
Until November 1st, you have the opportunity to offer your customers the ability to purchase Windows Server 2012 Datacenter with SA for about $7,215.
“But J.J., that’s more expensive than R2!”
It would seem that way…. however the price for R2 I mentioned above does not include SA!
SA benefits include New Version Rights, 24x7 Problem Resolution Support, Cold Backups for Disaster Recovery, and more.
Additionally, there are partner and customer incentives available today that effectively make purchasing Windows Server 2012 Datacenter with SA a better value!
Let’s run the numbers:
$7,215 (ERP) – $2,885 (Rebates/Subsidies) = $4,330!