How Microsoft’s New Server & Cloud Enrollment Will Affect Your Organization

With the news of Microsoft’s imminent rollout of the Server & Cloud Enrollment (SCE), which will replace the Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI), Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP) and Enrollment for Windows Azure (EWA), the inevitable question is how this will affect current customers and the overall licensing process.

Through SCE, Microsoft is offering a 15% discount to customers who are willing to commit their enterprise to one or more of the following platforms:

  • Core Infrastructure (Windows Server & Systems Centre)
  • Application Platform (SQL)
  • Developer Platform (Visual Studio)
  • Windows Azure

This cloud-enabled enrollment offers competitive Azure pricing and application license mobility. Also, for Core Infrastructure Platform commitment, Microsoft is including System Center Azure management rights.

For customers who have ECI, EWA or EAP today, there is no immediate impact. At time of renewal, customers need to evaluate their infrastructure and a potential commitment to the aforementioned platforms. For those who do not have ECI today, or for organizations implementing virtualization, the ECI Agreement, and its significant pricing incentives, should be evaluated before it ends on September 30th.

SCE may be a fit depending on a customer’s existing infrastructure and an evaluation of their requirements for the next three to six years. Speak with our Microsoft consultants today to find out if SCE is a fit for your organization and view our data sheets for more information on Server & Cloud Enrollment.

Additional Resources

Sever and Cloud Enrollment Datasheet

System Center 2012 R2 Licensing Datasheet

Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing Datasheet

Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services FAQ

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