Livingstone Anyware for Microsoft

Take control of your Microsoft spend on-premises, in the cloud and in-between

Whether it’s in the form of on-premise software, Office365, Azure infrastructure or Microsoft applications hosted on third-party cloud platforms, you spend a lot of money on Microsoft. To make sure that’s money well-spent and that the organization is not exposed to unacceptable costs and risks, Livingstone Anyware gives you both visibility of your entire Microsoft estate AND recommendations on how to optimize spend.

On-premises Microsoft apps & databases

Livingstone Anyware gives you unrivalled accuracy in the discovery and identification of on-premises Microsoft apps and databases, correctly recognizing all types of editions and licensable versions. Using Livingstone Anyware’s management reporting, you can quickly identify opportunities to downgrade editions or consolidate databases to reduce licensing costs.

Cloud transformation

Using inbuilt intelligence, Livingstone Anyware can compare on-premises installations and costs against cloud deployments, pinpointing opportunities to save money (or highlight where it might be more expensive) to redploy applications and databases in Azure or other cloud platforms.

Office365 optimization

By automatically reconciling consumption at the endpoint against entitlements gathered from the Office365 portal, Livingstone Anyware will give you recommendations for how to save money on your Office 365 subscriptions, by changing license types or redeploying more expensive subscriptions.

 

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Azure right-sizing

Do you really need to be running so many Azure instances, or have so much computing power at your fingertips? Could you be smarter about resource availability or failover options? Livingstone Anyware presents all the options so that you can make an informed decision about the level of spend that’s appropriate for your exact needs.

Don’t just Report: Optimize!

Livingstone Anyware is designed to be used everyday by multiple stakeholders across the organization, whether your focus is software licensing, cloud infrastructure or technology governance.

The self-service on-demand management dashboard can be complemented by expert advice* from Livingstone’s global team of Software Asset Management and Cloud Management specialists, helping you explore the opportunities presented by Livingstone Anyware and prioritize on the actions that will make the biggest impact or saving on your organization.

No matter where you are in your Microsoft journey – fully on-premises, in the cloud or managing a hybrid cloud environment – Livingstone Anyware is the key to giving you complete visibility and control of your Microsoft consumption and spend.

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Livingstone Anyware gives you both visibility of your entire Microsoft estate AND recommendations on how to optimize spend.

Livingstone Anyware for Microsoft features at a glance:

On Premise

  • Change reporting
  • Microsoft software counts
  • SQL Virtual Optimization
  • SQL Consolidation
  • Windows Virtual optimization
  • Windows Consolidation
  • Desktop Usage
  • Non-Production Optimization
  • Proc to Core Conversion

To Cloud

  • Change reporting
  • EOL Assessment
  • Azure TCO
  • AWS TCO
  • Azure/AWS Comparison
  • Immediate Hardware Saving
  • Immediate Software Saving
  • Office/M 365 Opportunity

In Cloud

  • Change reporting
  • Rightsizing in Azure
  • Rightsizing in AWS
  • Azure/AWS Comparison
  • Azure Hybrid Usage Benefit Application
  • Reserved Instance Application
  • Dedicated Host Analysis
  • Azure/AWS SQL Optimization
  • Office/M 365 Opportunity Optimization
  • Office/M 365 Optimization

Reporting & Expert Guidance

  • On-demand access to Livingstone Anyware for Microsoft
  • Monthly Executive delivery Meeting

Value

  • Single clear view of Microsoft investment
  • Management of change across Hybrid environment
  • Migrate confidently and plan effectively for cloud
  • Optimize spend on Microsoft and infrastructure hardware and software investments

The independent advantage

Livingstone works only for clients and is not a reseller of any third-party SAM platform. We have no interest in selling you licenses or modules you don’t need. We understand the functionality gaps in your SAM tool, and thus what work and information is needed to complete the SAM competencies needed to drive a proper risk-oriented program.

Our experts care only about the success of your SAM program and will stop at nothing to deliver the intelligence you need to identify savings and reduce risk exposure.

Why Livingstone?

Livingstone is trusted by large and complex organizations around the world to reduce their software licensing costs and risks. Our global team of SAM professionals and software licensing experts, backed-up with our own in-house optimization technologies, help internal SAM owners overcome skills gaps and tool shortcomings, delivering reliable and actionable SAM intelligence that drives bottom-line savings.

How can we help?

Whether you need help defining a strategic approach to Software Asset Management or just want a helping hand with managing your software licenses, our experts are here to help.

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