INDEPENDENT. QUALIFIED. THE MICROSOFT LICENSING AND SPLA EXPERTS.

Altaris Cloud provides the comprehensive Microsoft licensing expertise in the industry. Hosting companies and Enterprises, large and small, will benefit from the most unique and unparalleled Microsoft licensing and compliance expertise. While we pride ourselves in being one of few companies who truly understands the SPLA program and can manage the entire SPLA reporting lifecycle - optimizing software spend, and mitigating compliance risk - we are also experts in all Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, from Select to Enterprise Agreements.

With its more than 40 years' of cumulative licensing and compliance experience at Microsoft, Big Four Accounting Firms, and the Microsoft SPLA Reseller Channel, Altaris provides a community of resources that guide SPLA Partners and Enterprises through ever changing landscape of Microsoft licensing

 
 
 
 

 

Expertise

  • 40+ years experience managing the Microsoft SPLA Program as former Microsoft Employees, Big 4 Auditors, and SPLA Reseller Channel Executives.

  • Deep expertise managing Volume Licencing / Enterprise Agreements and annual true-up to ensure optimized renewals

  • Our team managed every aspect of the Microsoft compliance engagement process including determining the type of compliance motion, data collection, licensing analysis, historical exposure methodology, audit report generation, and settlement negotiations.

  • We designed the framework, strategies, and processes for Microsoft's hosting compliance programs.

  • As former Big 4 auditors, we've performed hundreds of audits on behalf of Microsoft, giving us unique insight into all different types of IT environments. As a result, we can provide best practices on licensing and IT infrastructure configurations to aid in license optimization and profit maximization.

 

 

THE TEAM

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ADAM LONGACRE - president

Adam Longacre brings 15+ years' experience in IT project management and license consulting, having held senior management positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Symantec, and Microsoft. His most noteworthy accomplishments are the building and management of global compliance programs at some of the largest software vendors in the world and he’s led, negotiated, and settled more than 800 compliance engagements. Adam’s expertise comes from his knowledge of Microsoft’s various cloud initiatives and most specifically his time executing Microsoft SPLA compliance programs.

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JOHN CARTHY - VICE president, SALES AND MARKETING

John Carthy brings 20+ years of experience working with Service Providers across North America, holding executive positions with successful ISVs, Data Center Providers, and Managed Service Providers.  Prior to joining Altaris, John was a Senior Channel Executive at Microsoft, where he was a trusted advisor to hundreds of SPLA partners, developing offers and driving go to market campaigns across multiple workloads. During his tenure at Microsoft, he grew the Cloud Provider business from 23 to 100 million.  John sat on numerous Microsoft committees specific to addressing the needs and challenges of today’s Service Provider.

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BHARATH VISWANATHAN - SENIOR LICENSING SPECIALIST

Bharath Viswanathan is a former Program Manager for Microsoft’s License and Contract Compliance team. Over 3 years with Microsoft, Bharath initiated and managed hundreds of SPLA audits and successfully conducted settlement negotiations with these SPLA providers. Through this, Bharath played a central role in developing the standardized Microsoft SPLA audit data collection procedures and templates used today.  Prior to his time with Microsoft, Bharath was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte focused on Software Compliance & Software Asset Management strategy. Bharath is our resident technical solutions expert helping our customers address the challenges of automating and analyzing their software licensing obligations.

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KRZYSZTOF SOKOLOWSKI - SENIOR ENTERPRISE LICENSING SPECIALIST

Krzysztof Sokolowski brings over 19 years of experience in the IT industry.  During that span he has established himself as an industry expert across all of Microsoft’s Volume Licensing programs (SPLA, CSP, Enterprise Agreements, Open, etc.), with exceptional understanding of Microsoft solutions and the ability to architect and support complex hybrid cloud licensing scenarios.  Prior to joining Altaris, Krzysztof worked closely with Microsoft audit teams to support, negotiate, and resolve both customer and partner License Reviews.  Most recently he drove Software Asset Management engagements for Microsoft and led Cloud Economic Assessments for large enterprise customers. 

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