Keeping track of the software licences you have, need, or need to upgrade, is tricky. Are you overspending on licences you don’t need, or on models that don’t suit your usage patterns?

But, not complying with the licensing requirements of software vendors can damage your reputation and bottom line. If you use a hosted service from us, you can put these worries aside.

Our Cloud Licensing service helps you choose the right licence for your needs, eliminate unnecessary spending, and stay on top of upgrades with no additional effort.

Instant installation and up-to-date upgrades

A seamless solution to cater for your requirements

Effortless management

Say goodbye to licence management headaches for software on machines you host with us. With Cloud Licensing, we install the licensed software you require, instantly. Your monthly fee includes upgrades to newer versions which we also manage on our side.

No more getting caught off-guard with expired or bootleg licences. With your licensing logistics taken care of, you can be confident that everything is above board, and that you’re working with the software version you need to run and expand your business.

Choose the licensing option that suits your requirements

With so many licensing options out there, it can be difficult to decide which is best suited for your operational needs. There are two ways in which to buy and use a software licence for business:

  • Per user: The Customer Access Licence option requires you to have a licence for each individual user who is authorised to use the software.
  • Per CPU: The Processor Licence option allows an unlimited number of users to use the software that runs on a single, licensed CPU.<?li>

Cloud Licensing’s range of Linux and Microsoft licences caters for both per user and per CPU options, giving you the freedom to choose the best solution for your business.

Linux and Microsoft cloud licensing options

We support a wide variety of licensing options

A selection of standard licences for Linux and Microsoft software

Cloud Licensing provides a set of standard software licensing options for our clients with a dedicated server or virtual hosting solution. If you choose from a standard list of Microsoft or Linux licences to deploy on your servers, we will install and support these licences for you, ensuring your compliance with the respective vendor’s licensing requirements.

Under the Microsoft Service Provider Licenses Program, Internet Solutions acquires the necessary software licences for you, and becomes the official holder of the licence. If you are using Linux services, you receive subscriptions to a standard set of Linux Enterprise volume licences.

Linux licences

  • Redhat Linux Enterprise (per CPU)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise (per CPU)
  • Zimbra Collaboration Suite Network Edition (per user)

Microsoft volume licences

  • Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection (per device)
  • MS Office Professional Edition (per user)
  • MS Office Standard Edition (per user)
  • Microsoft Windows RDS Terminal Server (per user)
  • Microsoft Windows Server Standard Edition (per CPU)
  • Microsoft Windows Server Enterprise Edition (per CPU)
  • Microsoft Windows Server Web Edition (per CPU)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition (per CPU)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition (per CPU)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Web Edition (per CPU)

Non-standard licences

Software licences that are not in the standard set of Microsoft and Linux licences are categorised as non-standard licences. We will source and buy software for you that doesn’t fall under these standard licences, but we only install and support software covered by the standard licences.

Flexible, reliable, affordable

Make your licensing investment work for you

Implement licences with confidence

With Cloud Licensing, there is no need to worry about overspending on licences you don’t need, or on licensing models that don’t suit your usage patterns. Thanks to its agile and varied nature, Cloud Licensing offers several added benefits:

Flexibility

No more long-term forecasting needed. Cloud Licensing allows you to change your rented licences as your requirements do. This includes changing the number of licences purchased as well as the type of licence rented (per CPU versus per user).

Zero upgrade costs

With Cloud Licensing, you don’t have to worry about unforeseen (and often forgotten) software upgrade costs influencing your budget. Your Cloud Licensing payment includes the costs of all upgrades and even provides you with the right to use the most current (latest release) and all previous versions of the relevant licence products.

Greater cost control

Alternative licensing mechanisms require upfront payment of both licences and upgrade protection. Cloud Licensing mitigates any capital expenditure pain by shifting licensing from being a capital expense to an operating expense. This gives you the flexibility to control costs by changing the number and type of rented licences you need to meet business needs.