What is SAP's software licensing policy in Microsoft Azure?

Azure is broadly certified to run SAP solutions on Azure – both current generation platform (NetWeaver) and next generation platform (HANA). The certifications that SAP issues are based on a combination of Business Application (SAP product), Guest OS and relational database management systems. Learn more. Additional details can be found in SAP Notes on the SAP Support Portal.

Azure Site Recovery

Related questions and answers

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

  • Oracle provides licence mobility for customers who want to run Oracle software on Microsoft Azure. See Licensing Oracle Software in the cloud computing environment. Oracle’s partnership with Microsoft enables customers to deploy Oracle software in Microsoft public and private clouds with the confidence of certification and support from Oracle. You can refer to the Oracle Data Recovery Licensing paper for details.

  • The servers need to be fully licensed with Windows Server licences. If the customer has active Software Assurance coverage on their Windows Server at the primary site, they may deploy Windows Server at the secondary site through the Disaster Recovery Software Assurance benefit for non-production disaster recovery purposes only. Consult the Product Use Rights (PUR) to determine whether customer usage meets the Disaster Recovery Software Assurance benefit criteria.

  • These server products should be licensed via your SPLA on the basis in which the servers are normally licensed in SPLA (Per Core, Per User and so on).

  • Yes, even though Azure Site Recovery is free during the first 31 days of a protected instance, you might incur charges for Azure Storage, storage transactions and data transfer. A recovered virtual machine might also incur Azure compute charges.

  • Yes, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been using Azure Site Recovery. Every protected instance incurs no Azure Site Recovery charges for the first 31 days. For example, if you have been protecting 10 instances for the last 6 months and you connect an 11th instance to Azure Site Recovery, there will be no Azure Site Recovery charges for the 11th instance for the first 31 days. The first 10 instances continue to incur Azure Site Recovery charges, as they have been protected for more than 31 days.