Windows Server 2012 Now Available in the GoGrid Cloud

January 8th, 2013 by - 3,369 views

When we launched our Cloud Infrastructure back in April 2008, one of our core requirements was to not only provide Linux distributions, but also Windows Servers in the cloud. We offered Windows Server 2003 immediately and a few months later added Windows Server 2008 to the mix.

Last month, we added Windows Server 2012 64-bit to round out our robust Windows Server line in the GoGrid cloud.

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We continue to provide Windows Servers in the cloud license-free meaning that you do not pay an additional surcharge on top of your cloud infrastructure costs. The only exceptions to this are for Windows Servers that have Microsoft SQL Server included.

It’s important to note that there is no longer an 8-core limitation on cloud servers. We now provide the same core allocations as we do with our Linux cloud servers, specifically:

  • XX-Large Cloud Servers with 16 GB RAM now come with 16-cores
  • XXX-Large Cloud Servers with 24 GB RAM now come with 24-cores

The number of cores is directly tied to the size of the server:

Size RAM Cores (Linux) Cores (Windows) Hard Drive
X-Small 512MB .5 .5 25GB
Small 1GB 1 1 50GB
Medium 2GB 2 2 100GB
Large 4GB 4 4 200GB
X-Large 8GB 8 8 400GB
XX-Large 16GB 16 8 or 16* 800GB
XXX-Large 24GB 24 8 or 24* 800GB

* Larger cores for Windows Server 2012

Windows Server in the GoGrid Cloud

Below are the current GoGrid Windows Server cloud offerings:

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Windows 2012 Operating Systems Monthly Licensing Fee
Windows 2012 Server (64-bit) None

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Windows 2008 Operating Systems Monthly Licensing Fee
Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit) None
Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit) w/ MSSQL 2008 R2 Standard $390
Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit) w/ MSSQL 2008 R2 Workgroup $100
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (32-bit) None
Windows 2008 Server (32-bit) w/ IIS 7.0 + FastCGI + MSSQL 2008 Express None
Windows 2008 Server (64-bit) None
Windows 2008 Server (64-bit) w/ MSSQL 2008 Standard $390
Windows 2008 Server (64-bit) w/ MSSQL 2008 Workgroup $100
Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit) None
Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit) w/ MSSQL 2008 R2 Standard $390
Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit) w/ MSSQL 2008 R2 Workgroup $100

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Windows 2003 Operating Systems Monthly Licensing Fee
Windows 2003 Server R2 (32-bit) None
Windows 2003 Server R2 (32-bit) w/ MSSQL 2005 Standard $390
Windows 2003 Server (32-bit) w/ MSSQL 2005 Workgroup $100
Windows 2003 Server R2 (64-bit) None
Windows 2003 Server R2 (64-bit) w/MSSQL 2008 Standard $390
Windows 2003 Server R2 (64-bit) w/MSSQL 2008 Workgroup $100

Cloud computing offers a perfect environment to test out new technologies, in this case, Windows Server 2012. With GoGrid, you can deploy a Windows Server 2012 cloud server in a mater of minutes, for just a few cents an hour, depending on your configuration.

Have you tried Windows Server 2012? Let us know how you’re using it in the comments below.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

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