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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 04/26/2013 :  16:36:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

We migrated our sql server instances that are mix of 2005, 2008, 2008 r2 (standard, enterprise) from physical to virtual. We have UCS in our data centre. In VM environment we are sharing CPU. Our licenses based on per cpu.

My question is:

For any new sql server or instance installation, should I use standard or enterprise edition of sql server. Which one will help to save money? I think enterprise edition is move expensive but gives benefits in vm environment when we have multiple instances on one server (vm).

Please help.


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Posted - 04/27/2013 :  04:01:46  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It depends on what features you are expected to support , how many instances and what is the performance expectation.
Another considertaton is the changes in the SQL Server 2012 edition , Enterprise Edition only supports a per core licensing model

Jack Vamvas
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