Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) on Microsoft Azure enables cloud-hosted ERP, which can help drive rapid deployment and a fixed-price subscription model.
the Microsoft Cloud for Business delivers three comprehensive and complementary offerings where the sum of all three is truly greater than the parts:
- An open and flexible Cloud Platform in Windows Azure that provides data and infrastructure services that enable applications to be built, managed, and deployed quickly along with proactive insights and
- A Cloud Productivity suite in Office 365, which is the gold standard in cloud productivity and social, and delivers the tools people need for Digital Work
- Customer-centric Cloud Business Apps in Microsoft Dynamics that deliver amazing customer experiences through sales productivity, customer insight, smarter marketing, and financial management
These three cloud services – Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Microsoft Dynamics – are all great in themselves, but together they create more value for customers and ISVs than they do independently.
Together, Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics embody our vision to deliver cloud experiences that users love and businesses can count on.
Microsoft offers several licensing options for customers wanting to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the cloud. Licensing models for Microsoft Dynamics NAV are designed to help small and midsize businesses jumpstart their financial insights and distribution management and then easily extend into all functional areas. The entire
solution can be licensed with as little as one and as many as four core components: The Starter Pack, the Extended Pack, the Full User, and the Limited User. Additional configuration components are also available.
Customers must license:
- The solution functionality; and
- Access to the solution functionality by end users
Microsoft Dynamics NAV can be licensed either with perpetual or subscription license rights.
Note 1: License Mobility Rights must be maintained as long as the software is deployed on Azure.
Note 2: SQL Server Runtime licenses acquired by Microsoft Dynamics customers do not qualify for License Mobility Rights and can therefore not be used for an Azure deployment. Customers with SQL Server Runtime licenses have to re-acquire an SQL Server license from Azure or other Volume licensing programs upon Azure deployment.
When you deploy a repeatable and multi-tenant solution or you need a close to 99.9% SLA, you should set up your Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation with full redundancy. In order to achieve scalability and high availability, you would have two or more Microsoft Dynamics NAV servers in a load-balanced environment.