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

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

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). 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.


Chris Wolf Senior Analyst, Burton Group Chris Wolf is a senior analyst for Burton Group Data Center Strategies. He covers server virtualization and data center consolidation, data protection, management and classification, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Prior to joining Burton Group, Chris was a nationally recognized independent consultant, the CIS department head at the ECPI College of Technology, and consultant with CommVault Systems. With 14 years of experience in virtualization, data protection and recovery, high availability, and enterprise storage management, Chris is an industry leader in virtualization coverage. Chris also authored Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise, the first book published on the topic. His virtualization presentations and workshops are consistently amongst the highest rated sessions at conferences in both the US and Europe.
Burton Group
18 Jul 2008
22 Jan 2008
51 Page(s)
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