Rhipe are very excited to be able to announce that we have been appointed a Microsoft LSP (Licensing Solution Partner - used to be LAR, Large Account Reseller). The opportunity identified by Rhipe and Microsoft is to increase the use of Enterprise Agreements as part of an accelerated adoption of the Cloud. With relationships with over 1300 service providers, Rhipe is ideally positioned to work with our service provider customers to engage with end customers and offer hybrid licensing options that can accelerate cloud adoption both within Microsoft's cloud (Office 365, Azure etc) as well as the service providers clouds.
As noted in the coverage by CRN (http://www.crn.com.au/News/387154,newlease-scores-microsoft-world-first.aspx)
Rhipe is the first pure-play cloud distributor in the world to enter Microsoft's Licensing Solution Provider (LSP) program. This means that Rhipe will now be able to sell Enterprise Agreements in addition to the SPLA licenses it already supplies.