Microsoft has designed a flexible licensing program which is tailored to hosted environments. Instead of requiring businesses to purchase a one time server license, you can now take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server Licensing on a monthly basis. This gives your business greater flexibility in managing and scaling your IT infrastructure with Latisys.
NOTE: This has been written with the latest information available as of April 2007. Microsoft's terms and requirements for licensing may change at any time. Please contact one of our Sales team members with any questions about which Microsoft licensing strategy is best for your dedicated server or managed hosting environment.
Windows 2003 Server licensing comes in two basic forms - Anonymous and Authenticated licenses.
Anonymous - Anonymous licensing, also known as Unauthenticated, is used on server environments that are not going to take advantage of Windows Authentication, Active Directory or any type of multiplexing/pooling software. In essence, if your server will be used as a web server or as a server that will be providing web hosting services. This would include web sites, POP3 email, and web applications that do not require interaction with Windows Authentication services.
Latisys licenses all Anonymous Windows 2003 Servers with per processor licensing which allows you to have an unlimited amount of users connecting to your server at any time, restricted only by your hardware, network and application limits.
Authenticated - Authenticated licensing is for servers that will be using Windows Authentication, Active Directory or multiplexing/pooling software. Servers that deploy Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Terminal Services will require Authenticated licensing.
Latisys provides Authenticated licensing in two models - per processor or per Subscriber Access License (SAL). To determine which licensing structure is best for your company's dedicated server or managed hosting service, please contact one of our Sales team members who will be happy to discuss your needs.
Latisys offers the following Microsoft software for your dedicated server or managed hosting environment:
Please contact us for more information on Microsoft Windows Server Licensing or any of our other managed web hosting services. Call 1-866-956-9594 or chat with us online.