Azure licensing update gives rivals AWS and Google Cloud new talking points

Source: Earlier this week Microsoft updated the terms for its on-premises license transferring to hyper-scale clouds and the change has given its rivals some new ammunition in their war for cloud service provider supremacy. We’re updating the outsourcing terms for Microsoft on-premises licenses to clarify the distinction between on-premises/traditional outsourcing and cloud services and create more consistent licensing terms across multitenant and dedicated hosted cloud services. Beginning October 1, 2019, on-premises licenses purchased without Software Assurance and mobility rights

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