“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, 24×7 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:
- Windows Server 2012 Datacenter: $4810
- Software Assurance: $2405
- VAR Rebate (15%): $1082
- SMB Advantage (15%): $1082
- Ahead of the Game (10%): $721
$7,215 (ERP) – $2,885 (Rebates/Subsidies) = $4,330!