Type Of Resource Requires Dedicated Compute Licensing Scheme Applicable and Required Supplier Restrictions
DaaS via Microsoft Windows Server NO SPLA Ingram Requires a RDS SAL Per User
DaaS via Windows 10 – Dedicated Outsourcing YES Open Value Schemes
XSTRA uses the Microsoft Open Value licensing scheme to obtain licensing for dedicated compute instances that support virtual desktops. Open Value comes in 2 forms:
  1. Open Value Licensing: is similar to Open License, where you pay for the software and completely own it after you purchase it. However, with Open Value, the cost of the license is spread out over three annual payments and you own the license after that. Software Assurance is included. Unlike Open License, the pricing for Open Value does not depend on the type of organization.
  2. Open Value Subscription: allows you to access the same software at an annual subscription fee. You don’t, however, own the software – and if you stop your subscription at any time, the software can no longer be used.
We must license the dedicated compute component to serve the needs of the Client and the Client must be the named entity for the Open Value agreement.
Ingram Minimum 5 Licenses and 3 Year Commitment
DaaS via Windows 10 – Other Options YES CSP VDA (Virtual Desktop Agent) component – only if the user does NOT HAVE a Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 or Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5 license or Windows PC’s with Software Assurance which cover Virtualisation Rights, then we must buy or subscribe to the following license per user to enable the Client to host the Client’s dedicated compute piece at a location they own or rent: Windows 10 Enterprise E3 VDA Monthly subscription per User @ $15.39 ex-GST
Windows VDA is also offered per device through Volume Licensing.
Ingram Minimum 5 Licenses and 3 Year Commitment
Any Other Virtual Machine NO SPLA Ingram None
Other Resources
DaaS Licensing Guide


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