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BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Licensing Datasheet

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Licensing Overview

BizTalk Server (BTS) is Microsoft’s integration and connectivity server solution. A mature product on its eighth release, BizTalk Server 2013 R2 helps your organization more easily connect disparate systems. With more than 25 adapters and a robust messaging infrastructure, BizTalk Server provides connectivity between core systems both inside and outside your organization.
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 provided numerous improvements in the following areas:
⋙ Connect to the Cloud
⋙ Run in the Cloud (IaaS)
⋙ Improved Performance
⋙ Simplified Development and Management
⋙ Support for the latest Microsoft platform and industry standards

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Editions Overview

BizTalk 2013 R2 offers four editions.

BizTalk Server 2013 R2_1
*Estimated reseller pricing under the Microsoft Volume Licensing Open NL program is provided for demonstrative purposes only. Actual pricing may vary based on reseller and/or geographical location

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BizTalk Server 2013 R2_2

Per Core Licensing Model

BizTalk Server is licensed under a Per Core model. This model provides a precise measurement of computing power and a consistent licensing metric, regardless of whether your BTS solution is deployed across on-premises, virtual and/or cloud environments.
⋙ Under the Per Core licensing model, each server running BTS 2013 R2 software must be assigned an appropriate number of BTS 2013 R2 core licenses. The number of core licenses needed depends on whether you are licensing the physical server or individual virtual operating system environments (OSEs).
⋙ To license a physical server, you must license all the cores in the server, with a minimum of 4
core licenses required for each physical processor in the server. BTS 2013 R2 core licenses are sold in packs of two.
⋙ The actual number of core licenses required may vary by processor type, and as such, will depend on the Core Factor assigned to your applicable processor(s).
For more information on the Per Core licensing model, including key licensing terms and definitions, and how to use Core Factors when determining BTS 2013 R2 licensing needs, please download: Introduction to Per Core Licensing Volume Licensing Brief:

BizTalk Server 2013 R2_3

Cloud-Optimized Virtualization Licensing

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 offers expansive virtualization rights, options and benefits to provide flexibility when deploying in virtual environments. When deploying BTS 2013 R2 in a virtual environment, you have the choice of licensing either individual virtual machines (VMs) as needed or to license for maximum virtualization to support highly virtualized and private cloud environments.
Individual Virtual Machines
As hardware capacity grows, it becomes more common for each instance of BTS 2013 R2 to use only a fraction of a server’s computing power. When deploying VMs that use just a portion of a physical server, you can achieve significant savings by licensing individual VMs. Similar to licensing physical OSEs, all virtual cores (v-cores) supporting VMs running BTS 2013 R2 software must be licensed accordingly.
⋙ To license a VM using the Per Core model, purchase a core license for each v-core (or virtual processor, virtual CPU, or virtual thread) allocated to the VM, with a minimum of four core licenses required for each VM. Core Factors do not apply when licensing individual VMs.
⋙ Licensing individual VMs is the only virtualization licensing option available for the BTS 2013 R2 Standard and Branch editions.
⋙ If you are running BTS 2013 R2 in a highly virtualized environment and want to move VMs dynamically across servers to reallocate resources as needed, Microsoft permits License Mobility as an exclusive Software Assurance (SA) benefit available for all editions of BTS 2013 R2.

BizTalk Server 2013 R2_4

High Density Virtualization
Further savings can be achieved when licensing BTS 2013 R2 for maximum virtualization to support private cloud and other highly virtualized deployments. This is a great option when you want to take advantage of the full computing power of your physical servers and have dynamic provisioning and de-provisioning of virtual resources.
⋙ Maximum virtualization can be achieved by licensing the entire physical server (or server farm) with core licenses and covering each of those licenses with Software Assurance (SA).
⋙ Available as an SA benefit for the BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Enterprise Edition only, this licensing option allows you to deploy BTS 2013 R2 software in an unlimited number of OSEs (physical and/or virtual) to handle dynamic workloads and fully utilize your hardware computing capacity.

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