Business Model Transformation

Change can be difficult, doing nothing can be worse!

The growing popularity of Cloud based IT services has seen an increasing demand from all business sectors.

Customer led demand has seen a rapid rise in both global and local Cloud Service Providers. However despite this growth and the huge hype around the cloud, many IT service providers are still trying to understand the best way to take advantage of the opportunity. Even those who have already started their cloud journey are trying to accelerate their business plans.

Over the past 10+ years Rhipe have been deeply involved with the cloud experiences of many partners across APAC. Through this we are able offer Business Model Transformation support to our service provider customers.

Supporting your Cloud Transformation

The cloud transformation narrative is part of our business and hence at a basic level is embedded within our account management, general awareness and 1 to many education activities. However we also provide workshops on a 1 to few basis and 1 to 1 personalised engagements.

Across all of these engagements we cover:

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FAQs

Simple answer is YES.  Longer answer (with caveats) is:

Partner evaluation & testing

Evaluation and testing of products is allowed for a period of 90 days.
This period begins on the date the SPLA partner first acquires the original media for the product (software or online services).
The partner is required to keep records of such deployment benefiting from this right (see page 8-9 of the SPLA Agreement)
Further information can be found on Page 5 of the SPLA agreement.


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Simple answer is YES. Longer answer (including caveats) is:

End user demos

A customer may demonstrate its software services for up to 50 prospective end users.
The customer must keep records of all demonstrations including names, and user id’s.
The end user demo period is 60 days.
Further information can be found on Page 5 of the SPLA agreement, & page 4 of the SPLA program guide.


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The major change is a change in use rights for the Cloud Platform Suite (CPS): Service Providers are required to use Windows Azure Pack “WAP” for provisioning and deployment of a physical or virtual OSE in the Host Fabric.  To see more details of this and other changes please read this post)


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Core Infrastructure Suite (CIS) DOES include SQL server std edition to support System Center. However you cannot use the SQL component included to support any other line of business applications apart from System Center.  Further details can be found in the Service Provider Usage Rights (SPUR).  Details of how to access the SPUR can be found here.


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This response relates to Office 365 Proplus, not Exchange Online.. etc.
End users from the same company who have the Office 365 Proplus license can now use the shared computer activation feature and run O365 Proplus from the same hardware.

There are three ways to have O365 ProPlus hosted:

  • Customer self-hosted
  • Through Azure VM
  • Through SPLA partner's physically dedicated platform

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If you have a single tenant environment (Dedicated physical server), you can provide the infrastructure under SPLA (Windows SPLA) and the customer can bring their own Microsoft Apps without the need to have SA. This  only applies if the end user has purchased through volume licenses program and no other non-SPLA Microsoft licensing channels. Previously the only way you could mix SPLA with end user licenses was through License Mobility, now you don`t require SA if this is on a physically dedicated server. SA and License Mobility still required if you want to bring end user licenses to your shared hosted/multi-tenant environment.


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Simple answer is YES.  Although embedded within the Dynamics specific use rights etc there is a similar License Mobility construct that allows your customer to bring their licensing to your "as a service" offerings.

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