Virtualization Licensing and Support Lethargy: Curing the Disease That Stalls Virtualization Adoption

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 3, 2010

Licensing metrics that restrict VM mobility or are unusually cumbersome in determining compliance negatively impact information technology (IT) operations and should be avoided. Many vendors have demonstrated virtualization licensing and support leadership across all classes of software and there is no reason why the rest of the industry cannot follow their lead.

Today, most applications can efficiently run inside virtual machines (VMs), and application vendors have a responsibility to develop licensing and support policies offering virtualization compatibility without the expense of added management total cost of ownership (TCO).

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