Cloud licensing News
September 21, 2017
From 'Bring Your Own License' to Universal Credits, are the recent changes Oracle made to its cloud pricing model enough to compete with AWS?
August 15, 2017
Azure Stack will be ready in September. But given the product's complexity, early customers might think about working with a service provider.
February 01, 2017
Oracle has updated its cloud licensing policy, and the result doubles the processor license requirements for customers on the AWS and Azure platforms.
January 25, 2017
Changes to Azure licensing options that streamline pay-as-you-go options underscore Microsoft's subscription-based business model and its commitment to channel partners.
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Licensing Office 365 for VDI deployments is not simple. The requirements change depending on the deployment type. Microsoft RDS, for example, completely alters how it works. Continue Reading
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AWS works with software vendors to make cloud workloads more portable, but some vendors have licensing restrictions that could complicate BYOL. Continue Reading
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Oracle essentially doubled cloud licensing requirements to run its software on AWS or Azure, but Oracle shops can fight back. Here's how to avoid a bigger Oracle licensing bill. Continue Reading
With very few exceptions, applications can -- and should -- go on virtual machines. IT admins benefit from better application management and increased automation. Continue Reading
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