Virtualisation brings licensing complexities

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by | June 19, 2015

Software licensing can create a significant challenge for IT managers looking to leverage the best of virtualisation without violating software agreements.

So said Tim Keys, software asset management programme manager at Comparex, discussing software licensing in virtual environments at a Comparex seminar last week.

According to Keys, IT managers must understand virtualisation and the various licensing rules applied by different vendors to stay compliant and avoid additional costs when being audited.

To regulate the virtual environment, organisations must have a thorough understanding of what is on their networks at any given time, said Keys.



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