Windows Datacenter Alternative for Nonprofits

Nick Scheidies | May 06, 2019

Windows Datacenter Alternative for Nonprofits
The IT landscape is always in flux – but one recent change is having an unfortunate impact on charities and nonprofit organizations. In March 2018, Microsoft announced that they would no longer be offering discounted versions of certain on-prem products to nonprofits, including Windows Datacenter. In some cases, the withdrawal of this donation increases costs by a factor of ten. This has left IT admins, sysadmins, DevOps engineers, and CTOs scrambling to stay within their budget. In this blog, we’ll cover the new licensing and pricing for Windows Datacenter, along with suggesting a cost-effective alternative for nonprofits on a budget. Yes, Microsoft has stated that they will still provide a discount for nonprofits for the products above. At the time of the announcement, they did not specify the exact amount of the discount for Windows Datacenter or other on-prem solutions.

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