Greatresponder.com – 2011-07-26 – Last week, the innovative web hosting provider AIS Network announced that it has become a Microsoft Authorized License Mobility Partner. This will allow the web hosting provider’s costumers to move in-house SharePoint server and application workloads to the cloud. This announcement was made merely a couple months after the company launched its partner program to emphasize its SharePoint hosting plans.
“Take your in-house Microsoft SharePoint Server licenses and move them to the cloud, seamlessly, because when you host SharePoint with AISN, you can now place your licensed software in our hosted environment, instead of only on-premise. So, if you’re a business that’s fed up with hosting your own SharePoint and you’re ready to rely on a SharePoint hosting provider to do it for you, you are now finally free to take that last step into cloud hosting,” said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson.
Microsoft announced earlier this month that the businesses using Microsoft SharePoint and other software applications under volume licensing agreements will now be able to deploy application server software on-premise or host it with authorized mobility partners like AISN.
By doing so, the new licensing model by Microsoft’s is meant to help “disconnect the purchase decision from the decision of where the customer deploys the license,” said Atkinson.
The requests made by Microsoft customers highly influence the changes that were brought to the licensing program. Those licensing changes are meant to would accommodate evolving software-as-a-service consumption models. The licensing includes Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft Lync Server, Microsoft System Center servers and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It is also as License Mobility.
Atkinson said that there may be a small monthly fee to do this, depending on the actual environment. AIS Networks has network operations centers in the Chicago and Washington, DC metropolitan areas.
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