Most common Microsoft cloud compliance issues

15 may '18 - Alex Cojocaru - share: LinkedIN Mail

Even though it has been around for a while, licensing in the cloud is still a mystery for some and that is understandable, as there is a wide variety of cloud services, each with its own flavors.

We are seeing an increased adoption rate of Microsoft cloud services, both in the market and at our customers, but it usually doesn't come without a cost. Most customers think that with the release of the cloud and its subscription-based license models, the financial risk associated to compliance issues is out of the picture once and for all.

If we look at the Microsoft cloud services, we might get carried away by the impression that everything is simple and straight forward, as Microsoft allows the end user to pay for the product if the product is in use, giving the possibility of cancelation on a monthly basis, if the product is no longer needed. Easy, right? Let’s not jump to conclusions and explore the most common compliance issues associated with deploying Microsoft cloud services.

To simplify, we will eat this elephant in four easy to digest bites and look at real-life examples, so you can understand the potential impact on your organization. Therefore, the most common cloud compliance issues categories are:

  • Multiplexing
  • Hybrid cloud/on premises deployments
  • Mixing different levels of the same service
  • Azure Virtual Machines

We cover these cloud compliance issues in our “Most common Microsoft cloud compliance issues” whitepaper and offer suggestions to make sure you are compliant.

Most common Microsoft cloud compliance issues

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Ongoing license control is difficult to achieve, but periodic self audits can help you stay in control, remain compliant, and stay one step ahead of software publishers. Conducting these audits requires sound understanding of common mistakes and where to look for them. This can be especially challenging in a continually changing environment with new products and versions of products being deployed.

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