What is SPLA?

With the Microsoft® Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA), service providers and independent software vendors (ISVs) can license Microsoft products on a monthly basis, during a three-year agreement term, to host software services and applications to their customers.

While other Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, such as the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA), Microsoft Select Plus, and Microsoft Open programs (Open License and Open Value) do not allow hosting of Microsoft products, SPLA provides the license rights to host specific Microsoft software.