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SQL Server 2014 Licensing Fine Print Shockers – Part 2

As a follow up to the May 2014 article SQL Server 2014 Licensing Fine Print Shockers (here), Microsoft have indicated that MSDN subscriptions licensing would be allowed on “Dedicated” AWS EC2 instances, so in this case you don’t have to use production licensing for a dev/test SQL Server on a EC2 instance. Note when you […]

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Azure vs AWS: SQL Server Licensing Bang for Buck Comparison

A Microsoft representative mentioned in conversation that the Azure IaaS cloud VM provides better bang for buck than Amazon Web Services (AWS) when using your own SQL Server licenses. What he was stating was that Azure maps a vCPU to a full CORE but AWS typically maps a vCPU to a Hyperthread for its EC2 […]

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