Microsoft

Take control of your Microsoft spend on-prem & in the cloud

Whether it’s in the form of on-premise software, Office365, Azure infrastructure or Microsoft applications hosted on third-party cloud platforms, you spend a lot of money on Microsoft. To make sure that’s money well-spent and that the organization is not exposed to unacceptable costs and risks, Livingstone’s services give you both visibility of your entire Microsoft estate AND recommendations on how to optimize spend.

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Livingstone’s Microsoft services are designed to be used every day by multiple stakeholders across the organization, whether your focus is software licensing, cloud infrastructure or technology governance.  Livingstone’s global team of Cloud Management experts, help you explore the opportunities and prioritize on the actions that will make the biggest impact or saving for your organization.

No matter where you are in your Microsoft journey – fully on-premises, in the cloud or managing a hybrid cloud environment – Livingstone gives you complete visibility and control of your Microsoft consumption and spend.

On-premise Microsoft

Livingstone’s services give you unrivalled accuracy in the discovery and identification of on-premises Microsoft apps and databases, correctly recognizing all types of editions and licensable versions. Using Livingstone’s management reporting, you can quickly identify opportunities to downgrade editions or consolidate databases to reduce licensing costs.

  • Change reporting
  • Microsoft software counts
  • SQL Virtual Optimization
  • SQL Consolidation
  • Windows Virtual optimization
  • Windows Consolidation
  • Desktop Usage
  • Non-Production Optimization
  • Proc to Core Conversion

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Cloud transformation

Using inbuilt intelligence, Livingstone can compare on-premise installations and costs against cloud deployments, pinpointing opportunities to save money (or highlight where it might be more expensive) to redeploy applications and databases in Azure or other cloud platforms.

  • Change reporting
  • EOL Assessment
  • Azure TCO
  • AWS TCO
  • Azure/AWS Comparison
  • Immediate Hardware Saving
  • Immediate Software Saving
  • Office/M 365 Opportunity
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Office365 Optimization

By reconciling consumption automatically at the endpoint, against entitlements gathered from the Office365 portal, Livingstone will give you recommendations on how to save money on your Office 365 subscriptions, by changing license types or redeploying more expensive subscriptions.

  • Change reporting
  • Office/M 365 Opportunity Optimization
  • Office/M 365 Optimization

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Azure right-sizing

Do you really need to be running so many Azure instances, or have so much computing power at your fingertips? Could you be smarter about resource availability or fail-over options? Livingstone presents all the options so that you can make an informed decision about the level of spend that’s appropriate for your exact needs.

  • Change reporting
  • Rightsizing in Azure
  • Azure/AWS Comparison
  • Azure Hybrid Usage Benefit
  • Reserved Instance Application
  • Dedicated Host Analysis
  • Azure/SQLOptimization

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Our Reporting & Expertise

Our team of industry leading vendor experts have decades of experience of dealing with Microsoft on behalf of clients.  Our experts are on hand to ensure clients are compliant, as well as commercially and contractually optimized.  Our HUB platform also provides clients with on-demand visibility of their Microsoft ecosystem, enabling them to make effective management decisions, forecast and plan accurately.  Our services provide clients with...

  • Single clear view of Microsoft investment
  • Management of change across Hybrid environment
  • Migrate confidently and plan effectively for cloud
  • Optimize spend on Microsoft and infrastructure hardware & software investments

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Client Benefits

  • Commercial & contractual optimization
  • Effective cost management
  • Better procurement via improved knowledge
  • Continuous compliance
  • Risks & costs mitigated

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