This week’s release includes improvements to our ridiculously popular reporting around Cloud Readiness including Commit levels for Azure (Reserved Instances) and support for BYOL (Bring Your Own License).
Azure 1yr and 3yr Commits
Movere has enhanced our cloud readiness views for Microsoft Azure Pricing allowing customers to compare 1yr and 3yr reserved instance pricing along with the standard Pay-As-You-Go. To check out this new view navigate to Summary/Cloud Readiness/Azure/VM Pricing and select “Pricing Options”.
You can add up to 3 different Commit levels and Movere will create a column and represent the 3 year total for each commit option allowing you to compare costs. We hope this feature helps you make smarter decisions about your cloud migration.
Bring Your Own License (BYOL)
Movere has added the ability to tag licenses for Windows Server and SQL Server that you plan to use BYOL (Azure calls this Azure Hybrid Benefit) in the cloud. In the IO/Microsoft Licenses/SQL Server (and Windows Server) screens, you will now see a BYOL checkbox next to each device (host, virtual, physical and even unlinked) where you can identify licenses that you plan to use as BYOL.
The Licensing views (Summary/Licensing/Windows Server & Summary/Licensing/SQL Server) have added a new option called BYOL Analysis. Where you will get a summary view of those items along with the calculated core counts allowing you to make smarter decisions about licensing in the cloud. Check out the Power User Tip for being able to use Host level licensing and count the guests that are associated with each host.
Power User Tip
If you use Host level licensing with SQL Server, Movere will take this into account in the new BYOL analysis. If you add the “Current VM Host” field, and “Device Name” field, you will be able to see the guests associated with each VM host. This is valuable if you plan to move only certain guests to the cloud, and have used Host level licensing on-premises.