Help with SQL Server licensing
Posted on 2012-03-22
Really struggling to get my head round all this and my boss is needing a solution!
We have an access front end, with tables currently on a XP pro machine running SQL express.
Our database is currently 1gb large and can be used constantly for up to 15 people.
We are investing in a new server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with a "Intel Xeon E3-1220, 4C/4T, 3.10GHz, 8M Cache, 80W TDP, Turbo"
Using this information, roughly how much will a full version of SQL server cost?
I don't understand CALS in the slightest. If I know I could have 15 people accessing it at any one time, I understand I need 15 CALS - How much is one CAL on top of the license for SQL server?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. It seems there's just short of 16 billion different licensing options and I can't get my head round any of it.