On Oct 1st we will launch 2 new Enrolments for our Enterprise Agreement customers
- EAP – Enrolment for Application Platform
- ECI – Enrolment for Core Infrastructure
I want to cover off ECI in this piece, then I will cover EAP
What is ECI?
The Enrolment for Core Infrastructure (ECI) is an enrolment within the Enterprise Agreement that enables the purchase of the Infrastructure Server Suites, in essence it is a server “bundle” containing management, OSE and Security as 1 offering, licensed on a per processor basis*
The enrolment has a 3-year term with Software Assurance built in, with flexible payment options
Suites available in ECI
- The Standard edition allows you to run and manage up to one OSE
- The Enterprise edition lets you run, manage, and secure up to 4 OSEs on a 2-processor box
- The Datacenter edition allows you to do the same for an unlimited number of OSEs on a 2+ processor box
With the Infrastructure Server Suites, you are allowed to a) match your existing deployment to the offering and b) to adapt over time (e.g. as you increase your levels of virtualization), you will be able to migrate from existing standalone SKUs using special ECI SKUs from Nov 1st
These offerings are sold per-processor so as to simplify licensing across your datacenter, *note that the licensing does not change for Windows Server, you still require Windows Client Access Licenses <CALs> either through Core CAL, Enterprise CAL Suite or standalone
Is ECI suitable for you?
Note: You do not need to have a Desktop Enrolment in place under the EA to be eligible for ECI, you only need to sign an Enterprise Agreement
Note: The cost savings over purchasing the standalone products ranges from 13% to 29%.
Note: Min Proc count is 100 mixed or 40 DC Procs
Contact your partner for more info on this offering