DATABASE AND DATA CENTER

Balancing Data Control and Third-Party Cloud Backup Services

March 26, 2019

Today, data is an organization’s most valuable asset. This has become increasingly true over the years as organizations have more access to consumer data than ever before, and now have the tools to process and store this data. Think of it this way, the number of connected devices deployed today exceeds the population of the […]

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SoftwareONE’s Update on the Recent Release of the Microsoft Customer Agreement

February 22, 2019

As you may have heard from various press and news sites, Microsoft announced last month a new way to purchase Azure directly from Microsoft’s new Modern Commerce platform via a new contract called the Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA). This will take effect as of March 1, 2019 for our customers that have standalone Azure contracts […]

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Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Top the List for SoftwareONE’s 2019 Technology Predictions

December 20, 2018

SoftwareONE is on the front lines of organizations that want (and need) to transform their businesses to remain competitive – be it smarter software lifecycle management, transitioning business critical applications to the cloud for enhanced flexibility and cost savings, security their hybrid cloud environments or applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a practical manner. While none […]

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VMware Licensing Basics – Understanding the VPP, EPP, and ELA Agreements

April 14, 2018

VMware’s menu of license agreements is relatively straightforward, as it only has 3 major licensing agreements: VPP, EPP and ELA. Below is a brief overview of all three, starting from the bottom with little customer spend/seats, and ending with the complex, enterprise-caliber agreement. Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) The Volume Purchasing Program offers entry-level customers significant, […]

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Understanding IBM’s PVU License Metric and Passport Advantage Agreement

February 13, 2018

IBM’s Passport Advantage Program The Passport Advantage Program allows you to use products with a common set of agreements, processes and tools, making it easier to manage the bundle in terms of predicting and managing new license or renewal costs. However, be aware that IBM has just revised the Passport Advantage Agreement, going into effect […]

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All Things Oracle in the Cloud

December 19, 2017

Recently, SoftwareONE UK, provided an in depth webinar covering: “Modernizing Oracle Licensing: For Cloud, Virtualization & Hybrid.” As the second largest global software publisher, Oracle has a depth and breadth throughout enterprises today that cover off on software, hardware, and services; however with such a presence often comes complexity in regards to licensing, usage rights […]

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SoftwareONE’s Perspective on Multi-Cloud – Stay In Control

November 9, 2017

Multi-cloud is on the rise. In some organisations, individuals and departments adopt various cloud solutions and services over a period of time, resulting in a gradual drift into a multi-cloud scenario. Other organisations deliberately assign workloads to both Microsoft Azure and AWS, seeking to reduce excessive reliance on either vendor, enhance flexibility, improve resiliency and […]

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