SBS 2011 Essentials vs. Server 2008 R2 Foundation


J.J. Antequino


I am absolutely excited that SBS 2011 Essentials is coming soon… and the fact that you don’t have to worry about any CALs makes me even more excited Winking smile

So while we are on the topic of not having to worry about any CALs… it’s only fitting that we take yet another look at SBS Essentials and 2008 R2 Foundation side by side to figure out which one is best for your customer:

Server 2008 R2 Foundation

SBS 2011 Essentials

With support for up to 15 users, Windows Server Foundation gives you the foundation you need to run core business applications, share files and printers, and get mobile and remote access. It provides affordable flexible role-based deployments for implementing customized applications or solutions, so you can tailor the deployment to your exact business need. Windows Server Foundation also supports the deployment of both on and off-premise applications with the ability to manually integrate with cloud technologies. Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials gives you an easier way to deal with everyday computing tasks, including how to secure and protect your business data, share information and devices, and recover quickly from crash, theft, and loss. With support for up to 25 users, SBS 2011 Essentials combines the best of on-premise and online functionality in a single, seamlessly integrated solution. It is configured to take advantage of best practices, which means that small businesses can streamline the deployment process and spend very little time on management.
  • I need a server solution for file and printer sharing, document management, collaboration, a line-of-business application, or remote access.
  • I have up to 15 users
  • I need a very flexible solution, and have access to IT resources that will help me deploy, set up, and manage it.
  • I have access to IT resources that will help me deploy, set up and manage my solution.
  • My server solution can be limited to a single processor server.
  • Centralized backup is sufficient for my needs.
  • I need an integrated and pre-configured server solution for file and printer sharing, document management and collaboration, centralized storage and backup, remote access, and support for LOB applications via the cloud.
  • I have up to 25 users.
  • I need a solution that comes with best practices, standard features, and detailed guidance so that it is extremely easy to set up and manage.
  • I need robust data protection with scheduled automatic backups and backup redundancy.
  • I need easy access to important business information on the go with remote access.
  • I want to expand my business capabilities by connecting to the cloud.

If you want even more details… and a customer ready flyer you can send your customer, simply download it from HERE!

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