Modernize with Windows Server 2022 on Intel

Windows Server 2012 will reach end of support on October 10, 2023. That is what makes now the ideal time to move your workloads to Windows Server 2022 on Intel ®-based hardware.

Hybrid capabilities with Microsoft Azure

Become cloud-ready with cutting-edge hybrid capabilities and the right Intel hardware foundation for essential performance and workload flexibility.

Advanced multilayer security

Protect data and apps across hardware, firmware, and the operating system with the latest threat protection against emerging threats and vulnerabilities.

More secure remote working

Simplify deployment and management of remote apps and desktops so remote users can easily run apps and desktops from nearly anywhere.

Modernized server infrastructure

Help transform to the latest Intel-based server infrastructure with flexible solutions like software-defined storage and networking.

Windows Server 2022 Editions

Enterprise class technology to drive any sized business

Windows Server 2022
Essentials Edition
Windows Server 2022
Standard Edition
Windows Server 2022
Datacenter Editions
is ideal for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices is ideal for customers with physical or minimally virtualized environments is ideal for highly virtualized and software defined datacenter environments.
25 users/50 devices Unlimited, based on CALs Unlimited, based on CALs
1 physical or virtual1 2 VMs Unlimited VMs
  2 Hyper-V containers Unlimited Hyper-V containers
Available in ROK Available in OEM & ROK Available in OEM & ROK

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Sell Client Access Licenses with Windows Server licenses

Client Access Licenses (CALs) are different from software licenses, and both are required for customers who have purchased Windows Server 2022. The CALs give users and devices the legal right to access Windows Server.

  • User CALs: Single user with unlimited devices
  • Device CALs: Single device with unlimited users
  • Additive CALs: Required for advanced server functionality

Frequently asked questions

Windows Server 2022 is built on the strong foundation of Windows Server 2019 and brings innovation in four key areas: hybrid capabilities with Microsoft Azure, advanced multilayer security, more secure remote working, and modernized server infrastructure. Use modern Intel-based hardware features to pitch Windows Server 2022 to your customers. Emphasize that Windows Server 2022 operates as a flexible cloud-ready platform, so your customers can have a hybrid infrastructure that helps enable additional layers of security and uses some capabilities of Azure.

Windows Server 2022 can help your customers modernize their existing server infrastructure—including hardware and software—to make their business more efficient and responsive. With transformed infrastructure, they can expect to see benefits like optimized IT operations, more seamless storage migration, enhanced security controls, and streamlined management.

Windows Server 2022 with modern hardware enables multilayer security—enhanced features at nearly every level of the business to help detect, respond to, and protect against new and emerging threats. Capabilities like Secured-core server, virtualization-based security, shielded virtual machines, and privileged identities can help your customers’ businesses stay protected.

There are two main editions of Windows Server 2022: Standard and Datacenter. Further, Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition can help your customers use the benefits of cloud to keep their virtual machines up to date while minimizing downtime. Recommend one of these editions based on the size of the customer’s organization as well as their virtualization and datacenter requirements.

Core licenses are sold in packs of 2 or 16. Each processor needs to be licensed with a minimum of eight core licenses (four 2-packs). Each physical server, including single-processor servers, needs to be licensed with a minimum of 16 core licenses (eight 2-packs or one 16-pack). One core license must be assigned for each physical core on the server. Additional cores can then be licensed in increments of 2-packs or 16-packs.

Windows Server Standard and Datacenter Editions continue to require either Windows Server CALs for every user or device accessing a server (see the product terms for exceptions) or Windows Server External Connector licenses for servers accessed by external users. In addition to the base Windows Server CAL or External Connector license, some functionalities require the purchase of an Additive Access License. Examples of additional or advanced functionalities include Remote Desktop Services or Active Directory Rights Management Services.

The Azure Hybrid Benefit lets you bring your on-premises Windows Server license with Software Assurance to Microsoft Azure. Rather than paying the full price for a new Windows Server virtual machine, you will only pay the base compute rate.
Each set of 16 Windows Server core licenses with Software Assurance entitles customers to use Windows Server on Microsoft Azure on up to 16 virtual cores allocated across two or fewer Azure virtual machines. Each additional set of eight entitles use on up to eight virtual cores and one Base Instance. In other words, once a minimum initial allocation of 16 licenses with Software Assurance is made, customers can add virtual cores (up to eight) to an existing or new virtual machine with incremental sets of eight licenses. Each incremental set of eight licenses must be allocated to a single virtual machine.
With Azure Hybrid Benefit, customers can move or add incremental workloads into Azure and pay non-Windows (Linux) pricing. With Datacenter Edition licensing, customers get these lower cost instances in Azure while maintaining existing on-premises deployments. This is referred to as “dual use rights.” Standard Edition licensing provides lower cost instances in Azure but not dual use rights.

The SMB community is more digitally driven than ever before, and a modern infrastructure is the key to being digitally ready. Intel’s hardware is the foundation to create a digitally ready infrastructure that has been optimized for Windows Server 2022. Customers get business-ready performance and built-in security delivered on a consistent architecture to drive continuity within their organization.

Intel designed a specific line of Intel Xeon processors—Intel Xeon E processors—for SMBs based on their needs. Intel Xeon E processors:

• Support Windows Server 2022 to provide server performance that is essential to business.

• Are built with consistent and compatible Intel architecture you know and trust to bring you peace of mind.

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