I'm a student and participating on a Business Intelligence project at a german university. We have our own hardware (one server) and currently planning to set up our server.
We can choose between two operating systems:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition
The Datacenter Edition offers more features, especially for scalability of the hardware. In our case there is no budget difference, whether we choose the Enterprise or the Datacenter edition.
So our only concern is, if the Datacenter Edition requires more performance or resources on a server compared to the Enterprise Edition.
Does anyone has some experience, comparing these two Editions?
Thanks in advance.