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iQuate and COMPAREX Combine To Bring Clarity To New SQL Server Licensing
COMPAREX to use iQSonar to drive new service across Europe
Microsoft’s introduction of SQL Server 2012 at the start of April, also brought with it the introduction of core based licensing. This requires customers to have access to detailed hardware related data for the servers on which SQL Server is installed.
This metric will be new to many Microsoft customers and will present many challenges to those organizations unused to collecting and measuring the information which this metric now requires. Without an accurate and up-to-date source of this data, they will be unable to definitively manage their license exposure and therefore be at risk of falling into non-compliance, or of over purchasing.
To address this problem, iQuate partner COMPAREX has launched a unique SQL Server optimization service in the Netherlands, with a view to expanding into other European countries. This service will enable the COMPAREX Microsoft licensing specialists to apply their specialist knowledge to the detailed inventory and deployment data returned by iQSonar, to ensure that customers are licensed appropriately at the lowest cost.
“This new licensing metric may be confusing for some of our customers – and that could result in inadvertent under or over licensing”, explains Manuel Middendorp, Solution Advisor Microsoft at COMPAREX, The Netherlands. “Luckily for our customers, together COMPAREX and iQuate can provide insight in even the most complex environments to ensure the optimal licensing situation for our customers.”
“COMPAREX already uses iQSonar to power their Oracle Licence Optimization Service and I am very pleased to be repeating that success with this new SQL Server optimization service”, adds Ragnar Dantuma, European Territory Manager, iQuate. “We are also excited by the reaction from COMPAREX offices in other countries and look forward to helping them roll this out across Europe.”
For more information on COMPAREX Microsoft Licensing Services, visit http://www.comparex-group.com/web/nl/nl/Sa/ms_licensing/main.htm
For more information on iQSonar, visit http://www.iquate.com/products/iqsonar
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in San Francisco, Sydney, São Paulo and Paris, iQuate is the global leader in IT inventory and discovery. Our flexible discovery platform, iQSonar, delivers complete, continual and accurate visibility of highly complex physical, virtual and cloud environments to help companies manage their server-based software licensing and ensure license compliance.
The COMPAREX Group is a manufacturer-independent IT service provider with international reach. Drawing on more than 30 years' experience in planning and executing server and client infrastructures, COMPAREX has established itself as a partner to SMEs, public-sector bodies, industrial enterprises and global corporations from various segments of the economy. Alongside software procurement and licence management, the Group's portfolio includes an extensive cross-vendor consulting and services package from a single source.