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While the potential benefits of as-a-service IT models are now widely accepted across all industry verticals, including government, there remain licensing challenges that can impact cloud migration.


  • By utilizing dedicated EC2 instances to cover legacy solutions, agencies can leverage the rest of the scale advantages of the Amazon ecosystem, such as backup, recovery, and security management.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how agencies can overcome the licensing challenges that can impact cloud migration.
  • Assesses how legacy license issues are being addressed.

Key questions answered

  • How can government agencies overcome the licensing challenges that can impact cloud migration?
  • How can government agencies benefit from the wider availability of differing license options?

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  • Summary
  • Traditional license models are still grappling with cloud
  • A cloud host that's not really cloud?
  • Windows Server – as a true service under AWS
  • Embedded license or "Bring Your Own License" – cloud offerings imitate mobile phone plans


  • Further reading
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