Microsoft partners with leading hardware providers such as HP, Dell and Quanta to deliver the Analytics Platform System as a turnkey appliance. PDW and HDInsight software and premier support services are procured through Microsoft, with hardware purchased directly through our APS hardware partners.
*Starting February 1, 2015, SQL Server Enterprise Per Core licenses with Software Assurance may be used to license and run PDW on the APS Appliance.
**PDW core licenses are sold in packs of two, so eight 2-core license packs must be purchased to cover each 16-core server. Windows Server Standard and System Center Standard each cover two Operating System Environments.
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