On July 16, 2019, HCL announced the End of Marketing/End of Service of Connections Cloud and Domino Apps on Cloud (DAC) with services ending July 16, 2020. As part of this announcement, Richard Jefts, GM and VP of Digital Solutions shared our cloud strategy moving forward.

Core to HCL’s philosophy is transparency, simplicity and commitment to a relationship beyond the contract. We intend to apply these principles to our licensing strategy to smoothly transition customers into the appropriate license terms in line with their actual use of our products and services. Our licensing transition will ensure that customers continue to have the entitlements that they have been using under the Dual Entitlement part numbers on-premises while maintaining the flexibility of term licensing and user counts instead of PVU counts. This will ensure that customers continue to take advantage of the vast investments HCL is making in Domino, Verse on Premises, Notes, Connections, Docs and Sametime.
 
The table below depicts current entitlements made available with the Dual Entitlement part numbers.

HCL customers who are currently licensed under part numbers D1HYBLL, D1HY8LL, D1HY5LL or D1HY2LL will be transitioned as follows at renewal time:
 
Customers deployed on the cloud:

  1. Will be able to renew as well as additional purchase users under the DE licensing model from IBM
  2. Term of the renewal will end on July 16, 2020, coinciding with the EOS date
  3. On or before July 16, 2020, customers will be able to transition to the new below on-premises part numbers

 
Customer not deployed on the cloud:

  1. Will be renewed on a new term, on-premises licenses that will provide like for like entitlements at the same price of a Dual Entitlement renewal with HCL

Dual Entitlement to on-premises part number mapping:

Below is the mapping that will be used for customers transitioning from Dual Entitlement to on-premises licensing. The mapping ensures that customer will continue to have entitlements to the same capabilities they have with their Dual Entitlement part numbers. Customers currently under D1HYBLL and D1HY8LL will also receive additional on-premises entitlements highlighted in yellow below under part number TN100231.

The mapped-to part numbers are Monthly Licenses including Entitlement, Subscription & Support like the originating Dual Entitlement part numbers.

If you have any questions, our global team of product specialists are ready to assist you. We are excited about the future of our Digital Solutions portfolio, and we are enthusiastic about sharing our bright future with you.

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