The eight server versions include two editions each of Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter. Microsoft will offer each with or without its Hyper-V virtualization technology.
The company also will have two versions of the server available without Hyper-V that will be focused on specific workloads.
The Web Server 2008 is a single-purpose Web server that is integrated with Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, ASP.Net, and the Microsoft .Net Framework. The second version is Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems, which is optimized for large databases, line-of-business and custom applications, high availability and will support up to 64 processors.
Microsoft said versions of the server without Hyper-V will be available as 32-bit or 64-bit, with the exception of Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems, which will only be available as a 64-bit version.
The Hyper-V feature will only be available with 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft also released the pricing list for the server: Windows Server 2008 Standard, $999 (with five Client Access Licenses, or CALs); Standard without Hyper-V, $971 (with five CALs); Enterprise, $3,999 (with 25 CALs); Enterprise without Hyper-V, $3,971 (with 25 CALs); Datacenter, $2,999 (per processor); Datacenter without Hyper-V, $2,971 (per processor); Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems, $2,999 (per processor); and Windows Web Server 2008, $469.
This story, "Windows Server 2008 Pricing Told" was originally published by Network World.