Livingstone Success Story

Microsoft Success Story

Service Highlights

  • Through the creation of the ELP, large shortfalls where discovered in SQL and the windows virtualized environment.
  • Working collaboratively with the customer and Microsoft, a clear understanding of the most optimal way to license on premise was identified.
  • Through verticalizing SQL servers on a private cloud and changing the method of licensing windows server, an agreement was reached to provide a plan on how to remove inefficient licensing methods and move to a better fit hybrid cloud model.

Major Wins

  • The client was able to reduce the shortfall on premise and use this as a catalyst for smarter licensing solutions.
  • This reduced the compliance shortfall by $3m but also through planned migration activity the customer was able to save a further $1m on hardware and overheads.

Total savings of $4m

Next Steps

  • Using data collected through the engagement an understanding of opportunities associated to public cloud were also identified which facilitated future proofing investments.

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

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