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This article is part of the November 2009, Vol. 16 issue of Software licensing and support, virtualization and the cloud
Comparing vendor licensing and support policies is not much different than comparing chili recipes. On the surface, it’s chili. But the taste and smell can be far different. Many enterprises invest in software to track licensing compliance and vendor support policies because variations in the policies often differ substantially among vendors. Most large enterprises have already had a taste of negotiating licensing and support policies for software deployed to virtual environments or to cloud platforms. For most, licensing concerns focused on deploying server applications to server virtualization infrastructures. Problems that come from trying to understand licensing and product support vary in the server application space. They can be magnified when an organization considers deploying desktop applications to a virtual desktop infrastructure or evaluates moving applications to the cloud. Licensing: Server, Client and Cloud Clear differences exist in how applications are deployed and managed on servers, on clients and in the cloud. However, several common ... Access >>>
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