Your Challenge. Right-size your licensing Gain maximum value from existing licensing entitlements and adapt your on-premises licensing strategies to enable a faster cloud migration.
Software licensing costs are 3x the cost of all other costs in the cloud combined. Reasons to migrate and optimize SQL Servers on AWS:
(Source: Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) paper commissioned by Evolve Cloud Services, Reduce Licensing and Infrastructure Cost while on the Move to the AWS Cloud, April 2022.)
Benefits of AWS OLA
Assess and optimize your current on-premises and cloud environments, based on resource utilization,
third-party licensing, and application dependencies.
- Right-size your resources
Build an inventory of your compute resources and utilization requirements to determine the right blend of instances,
dedicated hosts, savings plans, and other options.
- Reduce costs
Explore recommendations to get the most value from your existing licensing by configuring your instances
to require fewer licenses without impacting performance.
- Explore flexible licensing
Model different licensing scenarios with license included or Bring Your Own License (BYOL) instances
to pay for what you need and avoid vendor lock-in.
How we do it.
Optimization and Licensing Assessment
Asses the consumption, cost,and provisioning of your Windows workloads on-premises and in AWS
Determine prospective workloads to optimize
Collect utilization data for workloads, using Migration Evaluator or third-party tooling
AWS or AWS Partners analyze the data to model costs and optimization scenarios
Review the results of your OLA and build your business case or start a migration proof-of-concept