Microsoft SQL Server for Cloud Servers Made Easy!

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Charlotte Colbert | December 1, 2010 10:06 am

Starting today you can launch a fully licensed copy of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition right from your Cloud Server control panel or through the Cloud Servers API.

SQL Server 2008 R2[1] provides a secure, scalable and highly available information platform that is fully integrated with Microsoft Office, offers industry leading business intelligence capabilities with a low total cost of ownership.

Now millions of Windows developers have a way to develop on top of the cloud using Microsoft SQL. Couple that with our Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Plug-In[2] and our Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise images and the Rackspace Cloud is now fully ready for application development based on the .NET platform.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition starts at $0.72 per hour in addition to the base Windows Cloud Server utility charges.

Server Prices with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Windows Cloud Server Hourly Price SQL Server Hourly License Price Total
2GB $0.16 $0.72 $0.88
4GB $0.32 $0.72 $1.04
8GB $0.58 $0.72 $1.30
16GB $1.08 $0.72 $1.80

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us[3]. We hope SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition will make life a little easier for those of you looking to take advantage of SQL Server for Cloud Servers for Windows.

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Endnotes:
  1. SQL Server 2008 R2: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
  2. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Plug-In: http://tools.rackspacecloud.com/applications/rackspace-cloud-visual-studio-2010-plug-in/
  3. contact us: /aboutus/contact

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