SQL Server Licensing: High Availability and Disaster Recovery benefits


One of the most popular software assurance benefits for SQL Server customers is the ability to deploy SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery architectures with the best TCO. Starting November 1st, 2019, every Software Assurance customer of SQL Server will be able to use three enhanced benefits for any SQL Server release that is still supported by Microsoft:

Failover servers for high availability – Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server instances in a separate operating system environment (OSE) or server for high availability on-premises in anticipation of a failover event. Today, Software Assurance customers have one