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Licensing for a Virtual World

Created on: Sep 18, 2008 12:00 AM by VMworld Team - Last Modified:  Jul 24, 2009 3:51 PM by VMworld Team

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Licensing for a Virtual World

Session Abstract:

Virtual environments present new challenges for software license management across an enterprise. In this session, Burton Group's Chris Wolf breaks down the current state of server virtualization licensing and support amongst the vendor community, while highlighting the technical elements of the virtual infrastructure that impact product licensing. He will also describe the licensing and support model best suited for modern virtualization platforms, with examples of vendors that provide best-in-class virtualization licensing policies today. All major enterprise application and OS vendors will be covered, including Microsoft, Sun, Red Hat, Novell, Oracle, HP, IBM, CA, SAP, BEA, Symantec, and Citrix.


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Technical Overview Session


Networking; Storage / Backup; VMware Infrastructure; Virtualization Platform / Hypervisor


1 Hour


Chris Wolf( BurtonGroup )

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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.

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