45.2. AWS or one of its affiliates may enter into a SOW with you to provide AWS professional services. For the purposes of each SOW, the term “AWS” in the SOW and the agreement refers to the AWS unit which is the SOW, and no other AWS unit has obligations arising from that SOW. Each SOW (along with the agreement) is defined by the parties as the final, complete and exclusive terms of their agreement and replaces all previous agreements and agreements (whether orally orally) between the parties with respect to the purpose of this CONVENTION. You must have the right to use the BYOL program for applicable Microsoft software as part of your agreements with Microsoft. You are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses and complying with all Microsoft licensing requirements, including user rights/product conditions. By using Microsoft software in the ByOL program, you accept Microsoft`s end-user license agreement. When AWS came on the market in 2006, it changed virtually everything to the way companies used infrastructure, including the sourcing aspect. After buying infrastructure from their former IT providers for decades, companies were used to complex and iterative intensive contract negotiations.
AWS has tried to change that by bringing transparency and simplicity into the buying process with clear and easy-to-understand prices. Customers also have the option to sign up for an enterprise contract with AWS. Enterprise agreements offer customers the opportunity to adapt agreements that best meet their needs. For more information on enterprise agreements, please contact your sales agent. AWS offers businesses several opportunities to use services based on your business needs. Traditional on-demand instances allow you to pay for capacity on time without long-term obligations or prepayment. This model offers the greatest flexibility and is ideal for new initiatives that do not require basic resources. Reserved instances are ideal for fixed-use or predictable applications and can offer up to 75% off on-demand prices. Given AWS`s history of price transparency and transparency, is it possible to achieve economies of scale on AWS purchases across the company? Contrary to popular belief, the answer is yes.
But only if you know the best practices and levers that can be applied for the duration of your AWS agreement. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is known for many things, but flexibility in enterprise contract and pricing negotiations is not one of them.