Bring your own license

Bring Your Own Microsoft License to Nuvola Technologies

Many customers moving critical workloads into Nuvola Technologies want to use their existing software licenses. Although Microsoft Windows Server operating systems and applications have different licensing requirements, you may bring most Microsoft applications to Nuvola Technologies provided that you adhere to your Microsoft licensing terms.

Licensing Options for Microsoft Applications

Since Nuvola Technologies is an Authorized Mobility Partner, you can take advantage of the Microsoft License Mobility through Microsoft Software Assurance program and bring your existing licenses for eligible server applications to Nuvola Technologies – without any additional software license fees or mobility fees. License Mobility is available to Volume Licensing customers with eligible server applications covered by active Software Assurance contracts.

Eligible Microsoft Applications

These Microsoft applications are eligible for License Mobility through Software Assurance:

Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft Lync Server
Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Microsoft RDS CALs

For more information on application eligibility for License Mobility, review Microsoft’s Product Use Rights – Appendix “Software Assurance Benefits.”

Licensing Options for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008

Although Microsoft authorizes customers with Volume License Agreements and Software Assurance to move most server-based applications to Nuvola Technologies, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 are not eligible for License Mobility. Your licensing options for Windows Server will depend on the Nuvola Technologies configuration that you select. If you have questions, please contact us. We will help you select the configuration that is best for your needs. Nuvola Technologies is proud to provide custom solutions to all of our customers.

Nuvola Technologies Virtual Private Cloud (Virtual Servers): Microsoft requires all customers on multi-tenant public cloud environments, such as those offered by Nuvola Technologies, to purchase Windows Server licenses from the cloud service provider.

Nuvola Technologies Dedicated Private Cloud (Dedicated Servers): A dedicated server is a physical server that is purchased or rented entirely for your own business needs.These servers are deployed on aphysically isolated network, with their own computing, and storage resources. It is considered a dedicated server from a licensing perspective. Microsoft allows customers to move a Windows Server license to a dedicated server (See: Product Use Rights – Outsourcing Software Management).

Additional Licensing Flexibility for Nuvola Technologies Managed Private Cloud (Dedicated) Customers

Since running an application on Nuvola Technologies Dedicated Private Cloud (Dedicated Servers) is considered similar from a Microsoft licensing perspective to remotely hosting it on a dedicated server, Dedicated Private Cloud customers may also have the option to transfer server/CPU-based licensing to Nuvola Technologies.

Requesting License Mobility From Microsoft

To activate License Mobility, you must submit a license verification form to the entity that sold Software Assurance to you, either Microsoft or the reseller, within 10 days of deployment of the hybrid cloud. Microsoft will confirm your eligibility for License Mobility and notify you. (See: Document Search – Choose License Verification, Common Document).

Restrictions and Limitations on License Mobility

• Client Access Licenses: Where applicable, customers need to maintain appropriate Client Access Licenses with Software Assurance in their Volume Licensing agreement to access the application servers.

• No Short-term Deployment: Microsoft licenses must be assigned to authorized cloud environments such as Nuvola Managed Private Cloud Service, for a minimum of 90 days. Instances running under a particular license must run in a single server farm as defined by the Microsoft Products Use Rights (PUR).

Nuvola Technologies recommends that you thoroughly review your Microsoft licensing agreements, or check with your Microsoft account representative or reseller, to identify and understand your licensing options and limitations.

For more information on the Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance program, visit the Microsoft license mobility page or download the License Mobility Customer Verification Guide. Nuvola Technologies customers are responsible for complying with all their software vendors’ licensing terms and policies, including the terms and policies of Microsoft.

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