IMPORTANT - Change to Microsoft SQL Server Priced Software Rates Effective February 3rd
Scheduled Maintenance Report for NTT Ltd. Cloud
Completed
The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Posted Feb 04, 2020 - 00:00 UTC
In progress
Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Posted Feb 03, 2020 - 00:00 UTC
Scheduled
On February 3rd 2020, the Software Unit rate computed for ALL Microsoft SQL servers (new and existing) running Microsoft SQL Server versions 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2016 will change. The change does not affect Microsoft SQL 2017 usage.

CloudControl Change Id: OEC-11937
Time: Effective usage calculation for February 3 usage
Expected Total Duration: None - the new rates will apply when usage is calculated

The usage rate change will also modify the usage calculation from per server to per CPU. Depending on the number of CPUs on your server, this may result in either an increase or decrease in Software Units usage incurred by your servers. Servers with less than four CPU will see an effective decrease. Servers with more than four CPU will see an increase.

These changes will take effect starting with the computation of February 3rd usage.

A summary of the specific usage rate changes are as follows:

1) MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2008-2016 STANDARD EDITION

CURRENT RATE: 660 units/hr PER SERVER

NEW RATE: 152 units/hr PER CPU

This includes the following software labels:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (MSSQL2008R2S)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition (MSSQL2012S)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition (MSSQL2012R2S)
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition (MSSQL2014S)
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition (MSSQL2016S)


2) MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2008-2016 ENTERPRISE EDITION

CURRENT RATE: 2220 units/hr PER SERVER

NEW RATE: 583 units/hr PER CPU

This includes the following software labels:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (MSSQL2008R2E)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (MSSQL2012E)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (MSSQL2012R2E)
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition (MSSQL2014E)
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition (MSSQL2016E)

For more details on Priced Software and how usage is computed and how to view reports on the computation, see:

Introduction to Cloud ("Priced") Software - https://docs.mcp-services.net/x/kAIu
How to Create a Software Usage Report - https://docs.mcp-services.net/x/DgQk

The CloudControl UI and API are unaffected by this change. This announcement is for informational purposes prior to the usage rate change.
Posted Jan 15, 2020 - 09:54 UTC
This scheduled maintenance affected: IL - Israel (NTT Cloud IL) and NTT Cloud AU, NTT Cloud AP, NTT Cloud EU, NTT Cloud NA.