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Virtual Licensing Shifts

Virtualization is supposed to make computing cheaper. But if you simply create VM after VM, your costs will rise faster than Michael Phelps' net worth. And if you move these VMs around, extra license fees will hit as vendors like Microsoft treat the moved VM as a brand-new install.

Microsoft is loosening up a bit. Before, an app had to be in place for three months before it could be moved for free. Now, 41 different apps can moved around from server to server for free. This isn't exactly a revolution, but will certainly support IT agility.

Posted by Doug Barney on August 20, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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