The End of Microsoft EAP/ECI…the Beginning of SCE

The End of Microsoft EAP/ECI…the Beginning of SCE

Come November 10, 2013, Microsoft will be launching Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE). SCE is a three-year enrollment under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) that will replace the soon-to-be retired Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI), Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP), and Enterprise Wide Agreement (EWA) programs.

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ECI and System Center: 101

One of the ways Microsoft is trying to help customers save money and also get them to adopt more Microsoft into their virtual environment is through the Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI) agreement. This agreement was introduced as a way to bundle the necessary software components together to help manage growth for customers that have begun virtualizing their Windows Server environment, have at least 50 processors in their Windows server environment and most importantly, that are currently leveraging or plan to leverage System Center. [Read more…]