The Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) is for service providers and ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) who want to license the latest eligible Microsoft software products to give the software services and hosted applications to end customers. With the Microsoft SPLA (Services Provider License Agreement), service providers and ISVs are able to license eligible Microsoft products on a monthly basis, during a three-year agreement term, to host software services and applications for their customers. The SPLA supports a lot of hosting scenarios to help you give greatly customized and strong solutions to a lot of customers.
Pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2019
If you come to this page to find out the information about Microsoft SPLA price list 2020, we are so sorry as now we cannot share it now. To find out the price list of Microsoft SPLA 2020, we suggest you to contact your SPLA reseller.
However, at this time, we are going to share information related to Pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2019. Select from three primary editions of Windows Server based on the size of your organization, as well as virtualization and datacenter requirements.
Now, we transitioned from the processor based licensing to core based licensing for Windows Server Datacenter and Standard editions to offer a more consistent licensing experience for you. For specific pricing, you are able to contact your Microsoft reseller.
|Windows Server 2019 Edition||Ideal for||Licensing model||CAL requirements||Pricing Open NL ERP (USD)|
|Highly virtualized datacenters and cloud environments||Core-based||Windows Server CAL||$6,155|
|Standard||Physical or minimally virtualized environments||Core-based||Windows Server CAL||$972|
|Essentials||Small businesses (With up to 25 players/users and 50 devices).||Specialty servers (server license)||No CAL required||$501|
Microsoft SPLA Pricing
SPLA pricing is able to as a concept, involve both license costs per license and end customer pricing that all are briefly described in the text below.
License cost per license
The most common method to get SPLA pricing is contacting a local distributor, named a SPLA reseller (or SPLAr). Of course, Microsoft has a list of SPLA resellers. Getting access to pricelist information without a signed SPLA Agreement is not possible and if you are new to SPLA and would like to learn more you are able to go to the official site of Microsoft.
Changes to pricing – from Microsoft
You have to know that Microsoft can only increase prices once each year in January (or any time when the price change is used to offset exchange rate fluctuations for prices in currency other than US dollars). SPLA pricing is able to be decreased at any time.
Pricing for historic SKUs
If a SKU is retired from the pricelist, you can still order licenses under this SKU, under a few circumstances:
- You are only able to order retired SKUs which has been active during the SPLA agreement period
- You will need to have a continuous ordering history for the SKU since prior to the retirement of the SKU
- The SKU should be applicable to the software in use and the license rules related to the software to be covered.
For note: The price for the retired SKU is in most cases the last official list price.
End customer license costs
Usually, the specific license cost is irrelevant to end customers, as they have bought a service containing much more than just a license. The service bundles Support, Hardware, Maintenance, maybe consultancy and not least licenses into one price for your customer.
In some cases, the end customer is able to bring their own licenses with SA (Software Assurance). If you are able to manage those different licensing scenarios your value to the customer is increased, as this is able to lower the cost for your customer. Also, those licenses can pose a risk as without proper management you are able to end up with a compliance issue easily.
For server products this is named License Mobility under that the end customer is able to assign license entitlements to be used in third party data centers, like Cloud deployments or hosting.
SALSA (SAL for SA)
For Access Licenses the end customer will be able to get the right to use specific SKUs for selected SALs (Subscriber Access License) under the SPLA agreement. This requirement is that the end customer has active SA for the related Client Access License on their agreement. The SALSA (SAL for SA) is about 10 % of the regular SAL, so this is able to be an attractive option for several, please check the current price list for comparing prices. For your information, SALSA (SAL for SA) is an addition to standard SPLA licensing.
Service Providers Licensing Agreement (SPLA) Benefits
The text below are benefits available throught the SPLA:
- Deliver a customized service. It can deliver tailored IT services to your customers through a dedicated or shared hosting environment.
- Pay only for licenses depend on what you make available to give services each month. For your information, there are no start-up costs, monthly sales requirements, or long-term commitments.
- You will be able to access the most current product versions.
- You have an ability to try it before you buy. Please test and evaluate products before offering them to your customers.
- Now, SPLA includes rights to prior product versions. This will support a seamless transition to move to SPLA and a hosted business model.
- This has an outsource data center service. You will be able to Install Microsoft products on servers and control of an outsourcing company. Then, that company will do data center administration, testing, and maintenance support services.
- With this SPLA, you are able to install Microsoft products on devices you own. Also, lease it which is located on your customer’s premises.
- This will be able to expand your business with specific price offerings available to your academic customers through the SPLA.
- When an MBSA is in place, you only have to sign a shorter and more simplified SPLA every three years.
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