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Webinar on licensing, virtualisation and grid

Licensing has been an ongoing issue for virtualising and grid-enabling applications. Many licensing models do not transfer easily to a world where applications and virtual servers can be run on many processors and moved from machine to machine. Vendors want to ensure that they are paid for the full use of their applications, while IT managers want to know how much they can expect to pay in a given accounting period. Everyone is aware of the problem and several people have been trying to work out ways forward, but the issue is still unresolved.

Grid Computing Now! are bringing together some of the key players in the industry for a webinar on Thursday 10 April at 14:00 GMT:

  • David Gittins of Capgemini, who has been working with the public sector on this challenge
  • Neil Sanderson, Product Manager for Virtualisation at Microsoft
  • Mark Cresswell of Scalable Solutions, a leader in the provision of tools for monitoring and reporting usage.

Ian Osborne, Project Director of Grid Computing Now! will chair the session and invite those attending to an online conference to discuss the topic following the broadcast. Register for the webinar here.

Grid Computing Now! is working closely with FAST, the Federation against Software Theft, to bring insight and understanding to this issue for IT managers in all sectors of the industry.

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