SQL Server 2012 Licensing Changes

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One of the big changes in the SQL Server 2012 licensing plans is the price is now per core, and not per processor.  So previously if you had a SQL Server with 2 procesors (8 cores each), you paid for 2 licenses.  Now in that same scenario, you would pay for 16 core licenses.  Although the core prices are less than processors pricing, if you have a 4 core processor or more, it will end up costing you more.  Also, there is a minimum of 4 cores for any SQL Server license.

For many configurations this is going to dramatically increase the licensing costs of SQL Server.

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