During a recent partner call the question was raised as to how to justify the upcoming price increase for Server 2012 R2 Data Center edition? First and foremost we can point to the 2012 R2 release’s cloud first design fully tested in the cloud throughout the development process. Windows Server 2012 R2 will allow our customers to confidently take the next step in their IT evolution.
To address concerns your customers may raise related to the planned price increase review the following list of enhancements provided with Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center.
Keep in mind this is not intended to be a complete list, but will give you some key points to help kick off a good discussion that can result in a win-win conversation. For details see Brad Anderson’s Server and Cloud Blog.