Microsoft Devices Server Solutions for SMBs - Resource Hub

November 10, 2021 Nicole Carvalho

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Products & Solutions Overview

Why Windows Server 2022 for SMBs

Windows Server 2022 helps small or medium-sized businesses (SMBs) become cloud-ready  while optimizing value from their existing investments. Taking advantage of modern hardware features, Windows Server 2022 operates as a flexible cloud-ready platform so that SMBs can have a hybrid infrastructure that helps enable additional layers of security and uses some capabilities of Microsoft Azure. As a result, these forward-looking SMBs can capture direct business benefits, including potential sales and profitability, lower costs, and better data analysis.   


Features & Benefits Summary

Hybrid capabilities with Microsoft Azure - Become cloud-ready by bridging on-premises investments with hybrid capabilities

Modernized server infrastructure - Transform infrastructure and applications with flexible solutions like software-defined storage and networking and a modern app platform

Enhanced multilayer security - Help protect data and apps at virtually every level of the business, starting with the operating system

More secure remote working - Empower workers through simplified deployment and management of remote apps and desktops


SMB Promotions

Contact Chris Pierson- Microsoft Devices Product Specialist for the latest updates on all Microsoft Devices' promotions.


How to get help at Ingram Micro

For more information on Microsoft Windows Server solutions, contact your Ingram Micro Sales Representative or your Microsoft Devices Product Specialist Chris Pierson.


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Let's ROK! What is ROK?

ROK stands for Reseller Option Kit. It is Windows Server software which is customized for the manufacturer's product it is purchased with. For example, if you purchase an HPE server through a distributor and purchase the HPE ROK to go with the server you purchased, HPE has an OEM agreement with Microsoft. This allows HPE to do customizations and optimize the Windows Server software specifically for HPE servers. Similarly, if you purchase a Lenovo server you can purchase a Lenovo ROK.  For a Dell server, you would purchase the Dell ROK. 

Let's talk about CALs. What are they?

CAL stands for Client Access Licenses. With a Device CAL, you purchase a CAL for every device that accesses your server, regardless of the number of users who use that device to access the server. Device CALs may make more economic and administrative sense if your company has workers who share devices, for example, on different work shifts.

With the User CAL, you purchase a CAL for every user who accesses the server to use services such as file storage or printing, regardless of the number of devices they use for that access.  Purchasing a User CAL might make more sense if your company's employees need to have roaming access to the corporate network by using multiple devices, or from unknown devices, or if you simply have more devices than users in your organization. (Microsoft)

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