How would Microsoft server products (for example, SQL Server) licensing work in a scenario where the customer wants to migrate from a service provider to Azure?

If a customer is using Azure Site Recovery to migrate Microsoft server products (for example, SQL Server) from a service provider to Azure, the customer would need to have their own Software Assurance and use Licence Mobility.

Azure Site Recovery

Related questions and answers

  • Windows Server should be licensed via your Services Provider Licence Agreement (SPLA).

  • Azure does not support persistent MAC addresses, and so software with MAC based license models can't be used for both on-premises to Azure migration or disaster recovery.

  • Windows Server can be licensed via your SPLA agreement or via the end customer’s licence if they qualify for the Disaster Recovery Software Assurance benefit.

  • Azure Hybrid Benefit is applicable to all customers with active Software Assurance and can be activated in Azure regardless of how Azure is being procured (Enterprise Agreement, Cloud Solution Provider and others).

  • The Azure Hybrid Benefit helps you to get the most value from licences on-premises and in the cloud. It lets you use your Windows Server licences with Software Assurance for virtual machines at the base compute rate, resulting in up to 40 per cent savings or more across all Azure regions. Use your Hybrid Benefit while migrating your Windows servers to Azure. Learn more.

  • Please refer to the licensing terms of your third-party application.