Month: May 2012

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 64-core technical maximum). For the new SQL Server Enterprise Edition – Microsoft’s top-of-the-line database software (replacing Datacenter Edition) – allows for the number of virtual instances equal to number of licensed cores. Thus, a dual-CPU, quad-core server – that is, […]

Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization

Infrastructure grows and its mission evolves. To accommodate increasing workloads, faster, denser (i.e., more cores) processors are deployed, translating into additional investment in software. When Windows Server 2008R2 was released, Microsoft introduced new virtualization rights: – For Standard Edition, one (1) physical operating system environment (“OSE”) and one (1) virtual OSE. This is known as the “1+1” rule. – For Enterprise Edition, one (1) physical OSE and up to four (4) virtual OSEs. This is known as the “1+4” rule. […]

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 information they require. This connectivity introduces a multitude of devices that must be managed, utilized, and, in some cases, transported. And that introduces the problem of multiple versions. Licensing all these different devices introduces excess cost. Desktop virtualization eases these […]

Microsoft Software Assurance

Today’s Microsoft Licensing Trends was issued recently by Miro Consulting, Inc., software asset management experts specializing in Oracle and Microsoft license agreements.

The 13-page report addresses technology trends that have changed the software ownership paradigm. Emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and virtualization, have further complicated licensing models with no end in sight. This paper will delve deeply into the trends affecting Microsoft licensing and provide critical advice to companies that wish to optimize their Microsoft investment.

Key areas discussed in-depth include:
• Microsoft Cloud Offerings
• Software Assurance
• Office 365 Licensing, Pricing and Considerations
• Pricing and Programs
• Product Use Rights

To obtain a copy of this report please visit http://bit.ly/l6HYhe.

Difference between Oracle’s Exadata and Exalogic

Oracle Exadata (Oracle Exadata Database Machine) is strictly a data processing solution offered by Oracle. Initially conceived and promoted as a solution for mainly large data warehouse data load processing, Oracle now boldly proclaims that Exadata is suitable for high concurrency OLTP applications as well.

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