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Licensing SQL server in low versus high density virtual environments

SQL Server Licensing Rules – How to license in high and low density virtual environments.

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Microsoft Software Assurance and Microsoft

There is little that can be discussed about Microsoft software licensing without mentioning Software Assurance. And, of course, this applies to virtualization rights. In citing two of the examples above, we now explore Microsoft continues to evolve Software Assurance. In

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SQL Server Virtualization

In addition to Per Core licensing, replacing Per Processor licensing, SQL Server 2012 also introduced new virtualization rights. For SQL Server Standard Edition, the only method of licensing virtual machines is by licensing each individual virtual core (up to the

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Desktop virtualization and licensing

Software management, hardware imaging and refreshment, and BYOD (the “edge devices”) are not only cost containment strategies, they can be key business differentiators. By ensuring anytime, anywhere access, executives, account managers, and technicians are able to remain connected to the

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Understanding Oracle licensing with virtualization and non-Oracle servers

We get a lot of questions about Oracle licensing of non-Oracle virtualization servers. In order to understand the licensing model, you must understand that Oracle only acknowledges its own virtualization software and only in standalone servers.  This is an extremely

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