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Gain licensing control in the cloud

Maximise cloud investment with full lifecycle licensing services


Are you moving your on-premises workloads to the cloud?

Clarity on your on-premises estate, your migration approach and rightsizing licenses for the cloud will ensure optimal cloud cost optimisation and compliance.

The benefits of cloud for enterprises are undeniable – from on-demand pricing to global distribution, from deployment of new servers in seconds to no longer having to manage any physical hardware. Cloud has changed the game.

The shift to cloud computing has changed how we view our software license assets and costs. There are new challenges that should be addressed from a software asset management and FinOps perspective when licensing in the cloud.

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Our approach to licensing and cost optimisation in the cloud

Our license experts in conjunction with Version 1 Control, can help you successfully migrate your on-premises licenses to the cloud or make recommendations for an alternative license model as appropriate.

From measuring what license assets you have, to supporting your cloud transition and ultimately optimising your cloud consumption costs – Control can not only help to achieve your cloud objectives, but also avoid unnecessary license cost prior to cloud migration and optimise consumption cost once in the cloud.

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Specialist license services for cloud migration


Measure your Software Assets

Our license experts can help you understand your current license position to assess its ‘cloud readiness’ and support any rightsizing requirements.


Move to the Cloud

Our license experts can recommend optimal license strategies for your cloud migration project, to help you side-step any potential non-compliance and benefit from cost optimisation opportunities.

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Optimise your Cloud Consumption Costs

Our cloud experts can provide ongoing cloud cost consumption and billing optimisation for OCI, Azure and AWS platforms to continually optimise your cloud estate costs.

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AWS Optimisation & License Assessment

The AWS OLA provides insights, deployment options and potential cost savings across AWS’s flexible licensing models, ensuring the right license decisions are taken at the start of your cloud migration to AWS.

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Oracle Fusion Application License Optimisation

Managing Oracle Fusion App users and applying the correct roles and privileges is critical to ongoing subscription management. Version 1’s Oracle license experts can help with ongoing management and/or audit defence strategies if the vendor uncovers over-usage.


Microsoft Cloud Economics

Version 1’s Cloud Economics Assessment is a rapid comparative monetary analysis between existing on-premises workloads and Azure, including readiness levels and migration pathways. Accurately assess your Azure requirements before migration.

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The license considerations when moving on-premises workloads to the cloud


Moving your on-premises workloads to the cloud requires a review of your license estate before migration, an understanding of how you will license any parallel running and clarity on appropriate license rightsizing for your chosen cloud platform. Overlooking this important element could result in unbudgeted cost, unforeseen risk and potentially eliminate any project ROI.

SAM experts Brian Lavelle and Jason Pepper discuss the license considerations when moving on-premises workloads to the cloud and what to do to avoid additional cost and risk in your cloud project.

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Optimise your Cost of Licensing for Cloud. Contact our Experts Today.

Contact us today to arrange a complimentary remote workshop to discuss your cloud migration and options on the best license approach.