Next Steps Data Platform Licence Optimisation

Modernise and optimise licensing your Microsoft Data Platform

Are you:

  • Approaching a licence renewal or true-up?
  • Trying to optimise licensing ageing data platform estates?
  • Looking to optimise your investment and ensure efficient licence compliance?

Optimise licensing

Many organisations struggle with mixed data platform estates, some of which may be unsupported. Increasingly, database workloads are consolidated or moved to cloud with hybrid solutions. Microsoft licencing is complex and if you don’t choose the right license vehicle, this may result in inefficient spend or reduced options in future. Organisations often own a range of license types, from Server/ CAL to core based licenses for each Standard and Enterprise Edition.

Some licenses may have active Software Assurance (SA), and other licenses may have lapsed or no SA. This engagement helps you ensure compliance and optimise licensing your Microsoft Data Platform. Coeo focus specifically on the solution design and deployment to help you maximising your Microsoft license investment and providing a flexible and future-proof roadmap.

Coeo's approach

We will provide a high-level solution design that support growth, providing the right level of performance and availability. The engagement comprises the following phases:

  • Discovery: data collection on SQL Server estate, versions and editions
  • Model: grouping database workloads into similar characteristics of performance and availability
  • Design: identify target solution designs and recommend optimal platform for licensing

Following these phases, you will receive a written report and stakeholder presentation, covering the following topics:

  • Summary of existing deployed estate
  • License requirements for existing Microsoft Data Platform estate
  • Recommendations for tactical workload optimisation
  • Strategic roadmap to improve cost efficiency and platform value
  • Identify candidate workloads for on-premise consolidation or cloud deployment

The benefits

This package will provide you with:

  • Recommendations for workloads, where low-risk consolidation and optimisation could provide license optimisation and cost reduction
  • Roadmap and high-level solution design for cost optimisation and to maximise value

Why Coeo?

Coeo are trusted analytics and data management experts, delivering technology strategy and support for businesses who need to get the most from their data.

We architect, optimise and migrate mission-critical transaction processing systems and deploy business intelligence solutions that win business confidence and deliver insight. Our world-class Dedicated Support service also provides 24×7 cover and proactive monitoring for your Microsoft data platform, managing Azure data services as well as your on-premises SQL Server deployments.

Next Steps

To find out more about how the Data Platform Licence Optimisation will benefit you or what our consultants need to get started, please contact us at