SQL Server License Assessment
Verify your current SQL Server deployment, usage and license position.
SQL Server License Assessment
Over the last 14 years, SQL Server has evolved, with increasingly more powerful, enterprise-level performance and capabilities. With each new release of SQL Server since 2005 customers have been presented with a variety of licensing changes. Compounded by ever-increasing data needs that only add to this complexity many organisations fail to proactively manage SQL server licensing resulting in challenges such as:
- Failure to understand where SQL Server is installed, how it’s used and is it licensed.
- SQL Server licensing creep due to unplanned easy to deploy instances
- Failure to understand licensing implication when adding new SQL instances
- Internal pressure to add power or resolve issues quickly can result in the addition of SQL instances without regard for the licensing impact
- The licensing model for SQL Server has continually changed over the last 14 years and this creates confusion regarding use right
- SQL Server licensing terms not correctly optimised resulting in overspend and waste
SQL Server License Assessment Process
Align licenses with SQL Server installations
Present data driven insights
The benefits of a SQL Server License Assessment:
To successfully address the many challenges organisations face with respect to SQL Server licensing. Version 1 can work in tandem with your organisation to independently verify its current SQL Server deployment, usage and license position. Our SQL License Assessment will enable your organisation achieve the following benefits:
Reduce risk of license non-compliance
Identify underutilised SQL Servers
Optimise workloads to avoid unnecessary costs
Enable optimised procurement of SQL Server licences
Supports Strategic Planning for Cloud Utilisation
SQL Server Stats
Average 38% under licensed
Based on our experience we have found that on average 38% of SQL Server install positions are either under licensed or in breach of license
Financial risk of £240K
Breach of SQL Server licensing and under licensing can represent a financial risk of £240K and upwards
82% of risks can be mitigated
On average 82% of SQL Server licensing risks can be mitigated at zero licensing cost using various optimisation techniques
Why Version 1?
We will always put the customer first. We are technology agnostic, providing a modular plug & play approach to each set of unique customer requirements. We enable clients to make better, more informed decisions on their software estate; understand the options and make the right decision for you. Our priority is to give the best advice, not just to secure licensing revenue. Our Microsoft Software Asset Management practice includes a seasoned team of professionals with a depth of Microsoft Licensing Optimisation and Software Asset Management experience.
Reduce Cost & Risk
- Tools Agnostic
Market Leading Expertise
- Breadth & Scale
- Technical Background
- Ongoing Staff Education
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