Grey Matter has partnered with Avnet Embedded, the leading Microsoft Authorized Embedded Distributor, to create a Windows Server and SQL Server Appliance offering tailored to the ISV and SI community.
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- Ship a complete application appliance to your customer, pre-activated for rapid deployment. Your customer just plugs it into their network
- Simplifies the support and management of your business application - for example, the appliance can dial out for automatic updates of your software; you can dial in to perform remote support
- Ship complete recovery media for the server appliance, including your application (unique to Microsoft embedded licensing)
- Seamless Active Directory integration for ease of deployment and management
- Customise the appliance, and the Windows Server Operating System, with your branding
- Use an on-premise appliance as a local buffer or back-up for your hosted or Windows Azure application
- 15 year product availability:
- SQL Server 2005 available until 2020, SQL Server 2008 until 2023
- Windows Server 2003 available until 2018, Windows Server 2008 until 2023.
- Grey Matter is your single source for licensing advice and pricing for Microsoft royalty, cloud and embedded
- Combined billing for the appliance hardware platform as well as the associated Microsoft embedded licenses for Windows Server and SQL Server
- Direct support from Avnet and their partners during initial application setup in an appliance
- Direct ISV and SI support from Avnet (you provide first line support for your customer, as with the Royalty Program)
- You can bill your customers directly, including billing for Microsoft licenses
- Wide choice of hardware brands and specifications.
More information on Microsoft SQL Sever for Embedded Systems here.