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With the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA), there are no upfront costs. There is a $100 minimum after the first six months. You pay only for the access to the software you provide on a monthly basis; you have access to the latest versions of software; and you can sell your services worldwide.

  • Microsoft SPLA is the only Microsoft Volume Licensing program that allows Microsoft products to be used for commercial hosting.

  • To be eligible for SPLA, you should be enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network.

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New opportunities emerge for cloud service providers

Microsoft-commissioned study highlights opportunities for hosters to drive increased consumption and revenue, reveals the new cloud decision-makers.

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2015 research report — Beyond Infrastructure: Cloud 2.0 Signifies New Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers

In this research report the 451 Group surveyed close to 2,000 IT decision makers across small, midsize, and large organizations in 11 different countries about their cloud and hosting needs and specifications. Learn about the latest trends and decision making process of companies transitioning to the cloud with service providers.

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July 12-16, 2015 Orlando, FL

Learn strategies and the future vision of Microsoft Hosting by attending value-packed sessions including the Hosting Service Provider general session, eight breakout sessions, and three workshop sessions.

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Microsoft and Cisco Extend Relationship to Expand Cloud Opportunity for Partners

By Aziz Benmalek, GM Hosting Service Provider business at Microsoft Service providers play a vital role in the technology landscape ...

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A quick overview of Cisco building an ecosystem of cloud providers to extend Cisco powered networks and strategy for MetaCloud acquisition and managed OpenStack services.

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Discover the Microsoft Cloud OS network

Microsoft's Cloud OS vision is to deliver a consistent datacenter platform and set of experiences regardless of deployment location.

This means that customers can choose to run their business from their own datacenter, in Windows Azure, or in a partner-hosted datacenter with all three leveraging shared technologies for virtualization layer, systems management, development frameworks, and identity solutions.

Infrastructure andplatform hosting

Extend your hosting portfolio with high value, high margin services, such as managed VM, database, desktop and web hosting with on demand virtualized servers, clustering, and network services.


Differentiate and scale your Exchange offer by including SharePoint and Lync. Save 40% with the Productivity Suite SKU.

Case studies

Thanks to the Cloud Platform Suite license, we’ve been able to reduce end-customer pricing by an average of 20 percent, and we plan to continue to reduce prices by 5 to 10 percent each year.

Sari AumoHead of Cloud Services, Microsoft and Productivity Cloud PlatformsTieto Managed Services

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