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System Center Datacenter Discounted (Includes Software Assurance)

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SKU: LS-50562
Price: £164.00 + VAT

Description

Description

System Center Datacenter is a set of server management licenses (MLs) and software for managing applications and services across physical, virtual, and cloud information technology (IT) infrastructures. The Datacenter edition is designed for managing heavily virtualized System Center environments.

This offer provides two core licenses for a System Center Datacenter server ML. System Center server MLs require a minimum of 8 core licenses for each physical processor on a managed server and a minimum of 16 core licenses for each managed server. The Datacenter edition allows management of an unlimited number of operating system environments (OSEs) on managed servers when all cores on the servers are licensed. The right to run management server software for System Center components is included with the ML. For additional information about the available editions of System Center and its licensing requirements, see tt-exchange's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use System Center to

  • Pool shared resources into a "private cloud" to provide users with IT as a Service that they can self-allocate through a portal.
  • Manage hybrid cloud environments that combine public and private cloud applications and services from a centralized interface.
  • Standardize and automate datacenter processes to reduce costs and improve service reliability.

Licensed Components

When all cores on the managed server are licensed, this ML suite licenses servers to be managed by these System Center components.

  • Configuration Manager: provides software deployment, distribution, update management, and configuration monitoring throughout an IT infrastructure
  • Data Protection Manager: enables disk-based data protection and recovery for file and application servers as well as client computers
  • Endpoint Protection: works with Configuration Manager to provide a single infrastructure for client management and security, including malware detection
  • Operations Manager: monitors the health of IT services across datacenter and cloud infrastructures
  • Orchestrator: a workflow management tool for automating the creation, monitoring, and deployment of IT resources
  • Service Manager: an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization's IT service management best practices
  • Virtual Machine Manager: enables administration and management of Microsoft and VMware virtual machine guests and virtual machine hosts

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for all of the System Center components listed above. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through tt-exchange are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

Obtaining the Server Software

Installing the server software requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your request has been approved, tt-exchange will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the VLSC once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the email address in your organization details is up to date by visiting your account.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from tt-exchange to obtain your product through the VLSC.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Requirements

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Restrictions

This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Discounted Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft discounts through this programme:

  • Relief to the poor
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of social and community welfare
  • Advancement of culture
  • Advancement of the natural environment
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community

Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft discounts through this programme, including:

  • Public libraries for public access purposes
  • Public Museums
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
  • Women’s health centres
  • Blood banks
  • Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
  • Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme.  Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive discounts.

The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft discounts through this programme:

  • Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
  • Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software discounts, including nonprofit private schools
  • Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .  
  • Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
  • Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
  • Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
  • Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
  • Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive discounts
     
  • Terms of service: Organisations that request Microsoft products must agree to any applicable terms of service.

    Amendments: Microsoft reserves the right to supplement or amend these eligibility guidelines at any time without notice.

    Anti-discrimination policy: To be eligible to participate in this programme, organisations must attest to the following statement, which certifies compliance with the Microsoft corporate citizenship nonprofit giving antidiscrimination policy:

    My organisation does not have a policy or mission of discriminating in hiring, compensation, access to training or services, promotion, termination, or retirement based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status.

    OR

    My organisation is a religious organisation, and any discriminatory practices of my organisation are exempt from laws that otherwise prohibit such discrimination.

    Product distribution:

    Products will be distributed under this programme to qualifying organisations and libraries only, not to individuals.
    Recipient organisations may not transfer or resell Microsoft products.
    Microsoft products may not be installed on computers that will be given to or sold to other organisations or individuals, even as part of a charitable programme.
     

Guidelines:

Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Discounted Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines: 

  • Budget: Organisations with annual operating budgets of any size are eligible for products in this program.
  • Quanty: Organizations can request an unlimited number of discounted Microsoft products.

Please see Microsoft Software Discounted Programme FAQs for further information.