EES Renewel. - Server std vs Server Ent
Just getting round to doing some Microsoft licensing for the first time.
We're in our second year of our EES agreement and it's to do with our Server Licensing.
We have 17 Physical Servers. I've got a few quotes on this. Our existing company is quoting 17x Server Enterprise at something like ~80 quid per unit. Another company is quoting 34x Server Standard at something like ~30 quid per unit.
According to the second supplier, Server Enterprise licensing is now a thing of the past and if you want to be covered you can now do so by buying 2x Standard Licenses. Which actually works out cheaper.
This is good for us as it's obviously cheaper. But I'm not convinced. Licensing seems a very complicated area so wanted some advice from the fine people on here if possible.
Hope someone is in the know...