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How to buy System Center 2016

To give you a more consistent licensing experience across multi-cloud environments, we’re transitioning from processor-based licensing to core-based licensing with System Center 2016. You can buy System Center 2016 directly from Microsoft, or through a trusted partner.

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Pricing and licensing overview for System Center 2016

Datacenter Edition for managing virtual servers

Standard Edition for managing physical servers

Operating system environments / Hyper-V Containers

Unlimited

2*

Windows Server Containers

Unlimited

Unlimited

Open NL L&SA 2-year price (licensed by cores)

$3,607

$1,323

*Assumes a 16-core 2 proc server. Actual customer price might vary.

Both System Center 2016 Datacenter Edition and Standard Edition include the following components:

  • Configuration Manager
  • Data Protection Manager
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Operations Manager
  • Orchestrator
  • Service Manager
  • Virtual Machine Manager

Download the System Center 2016 pricing and licensing datasheetDownload the Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 licensing FAQ

Pricing and licensing overview for System Center 2016

Datacenter Edition for managing virtual servers

Standard Edition for managing physical servers

Operating system environments / Hyper-V Containers

Unlimited

2*

Windows Server Containers

Unlimited

Unlimited

Open NL L&SA 2-year price (licensed by cores)

$3,607

$1,323

*Assumes a 16-core 2 proc server. Actual customer price might vary.

System Center and Operations Management Suite

You have the option to purchase both System Center and Operations Management Suite together, and take advantage of significant savings.

  • To take advantage of a specific cloud-based capability right away, add one of the Operations Management Suite services to your existing System Center environment
  • To get the full benefit of cloud management and access all the Operations Management Suite services at a convenient price, the Operations Management Suite Add-On for System Center enables you to simply attach Operations Management Suite services to your existing System Center license
  • Customers nearing the end of their renewal cycle can take advantage of a special price and convert their System Center licenses to an Operations Management Suite Subscription. Once converted, you do not need to pay for System Center separately. The Operations Management Suite subscription includes rights to System Center

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