Software licensing in a virtualized world

Software licensing in a virtualized world

Summary: David Berlind, executive editor at ZDNet, examines the benefits ofvirtualization, as well as its biggest obstacle: software licensing.


Topics: Hardware, CXO, Software, Storage, Virtualization, IT Employment

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  • Licensing on Win2k3 server

    As I understand it, Microsoft presently allows you to run up to four virtual copies of Win2k3 or Win2k8 off the same license. Standard XP also allowed you to run multiple in-house copies, but you had to register each one.

    Would also like to hear a discussion about Application Virtualization licensing. Especially in regard to solutions which do not have a ready reporting mechanism for license usage.