Gartner Research

Evaluate the Costs of Microsoft's New Server and Cloud Enrollment

Published: 17 December 2013

ID: G00255079

Analyst(s): Frances O'Brien

Summary

The introduction of SCE — which replaces Microsoft's Enrollment for Application Platform, Enrollment for Core Infrastructure and Enrollment for Windows Azure — requires IT procurement professionals to re-evaluate and financially model program changes and reassess licensing costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Re-evaluate the Economics of the EAP to Reduce Costs
  • Reassess the Value of ECI to Optimize Licensing Costs
  • Investigate the new Windows Azure Cloud Service Component of SCE to Reap Additional Savings
  • Review SCE Details to Avoid Out-of-Compliance Situations
  • Conclusion

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