Licensing Considerations for Azure VMware Solution Migration and Azure Cloud Cost Optimisation

Webinar   |   11 June 2024 at 11:00 BST

Hosted by:

  • Karl O'Doherty, Principal License Consultant, Version 1
  • Niamh Ni Shuilleabhain, Principal Consultant, Version 1
  • William Nelson, License Management Consultant, Version 1

Following on from our previous webinar on Running VMware workloads on Microsoft’s AVS Cloud Service, Version 1’s Microsoft license experts Karl O’Doherty, Niamh Ni Shuilleabhain and William Nelson will share their expertise, tips and recent customer examples on how to optimise cost in your Microsoft software estate.

What they will cover

Preplanning for Migration

  • Move to AVS – How to reevaluate your licensing posture and introduce new licensing metrics to right-size cost
  • Lessening the financial burden of migration – Align with a partner to apply for funding and credits
  • Extended Security Updates – How to extend the life of your existing investments with ESUs


Post Migration Optimisation

Non-disruptive optimisation:

  • Azure Hybrid Benefit – How to take advantage of AHB to reduce or mitigate the cost of renting Windows and/or SQL server
  • Reserved Instances and Savings Plans – How to leverage lower costs for same-use of compute and resources using commitment-based discounting

Native optimisation tooling:

  • Copilot for Azure – (in preview) – AI-based recommendations for more optimal use of Azure resources
  • Azure Carbon Optimisation – recommendations to reduce carbon emissions through more carbon-efficient resources and reduce cost of use

This webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about Microsoft cost optimisation opportunities. If you would like to discuss the needs of your organisation get in touch with us here.

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