Cloudy Future for Microsoft Server Customers at AWS and Google

  • Customers running Windows Server or SQL Server on dedicated hardware in Amazon, Google, or Alibaba will face increasing license compliance challenges.
  • As older versions age out of support, customers will have fewer options available to them and must pay premium rental prices or switch to Azure.
  • This issue affects almost all Microsoft products, but Windows Server and SQL Server are likely the most heavily impacted.

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