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 08/20/2008 at 1:15 PM