Does SPLA allow us to take our Windows images outside of the service provider’s data center?

License Mobility and Azure Hybrid Benefit require Software Assurance and therefore do not apply to SPLA. The service provider should refer to their SPLA contracts about terms and conditions of the agreement.

Azure Site Recovery

Related questions and answers

  • 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 should be licensed via your Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA).

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

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

  • 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).

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