Posts Tagged ‘ Licensing ’

Cloud + DaaS Licensing May Be Better in 2014?

April 8, 2014
By
DesktopVirtualization

The DaaS (Desktop as a Service) market is maturing, and more great products are being released every day to facilitate DaaS functionality. But just like the foundation of a house affects what you can build on it, Microsoft’s unwillingness to offer VDI licensing for the desktop operating system still presents a major challenge to the…

Read more »

VMworld 2012: A Contrarian Position on VMware’s New Licensing Model

August 30, 2012
By
VMworld2012150x27

Given the level of applause that greeted the announcement of VMware's new pricing model, I know this will open me up to criticism, but was the old VMware licensing model really all that bad? It certainly wasn't perfect, and there's an awful alot to like about the new model, but was the old license pricing…

Read more »

OnLive Cloud Gaming and DaaS Provider Dies and is Reborn

August 21, 2012
By
DesktopVirtualization

OnLive, the Cloud Gaming provider and of late DaaS start up has been shuttered, only to be reborn as a new company.

Read more »

Citrix Delivers Multi-tenant VDI Service

July 5, 2012
By
DesktopVirtualization

Sridhar Mullapudi, Director of Product Management at Citrix Systems, took to the Citrix Blog last Friday to announced Server VDI is here! Deliver Multi-tenant Cloud hosted VDI desktops from the Cloud giving every appearance of being particularly pleased with himself. As well he might.

Read more »

Will Microsoft Windows 8 Software Assurance Fix VDI Licensing?

April 19, 2012
By
Microsoft100x30

Instead of decisiveness and clarity, Microsoft has led with indecision and confusion. Windows 8 Software Assurance now comes with Windows To Go Use Rights, WindowsRT Virtual Desktop Access Rights, and Companion Device License, three new licensing structures to be tripped up on.

Read more »

VMware Licensing Past and Present Compared to Hyper-V

April 18, 2012
By
DataCenterVirtualization

When we look for patterns from the past, sometimes we can really get a good idea of what the future might entail. If you take a look at the way VMware has rolled out licensing changes during each of the major releases you can see a pattern and get an idea of what the future…

Read more »

OnLive Desktop Inching Towards Viability

April 12, 2012
By
OnLive Desktop Inching Towards Viability

OnLive, the desktop pundits favorite DaaS provider, is one step closer to being able to offer a viable and fully compliant virtual "desktop" service following the stealth update of its platform from a Windows 7 based VDI service to a Windows Server 8 R2 Remote Desktop Services offering. While this move eliminates the threat to…

Read more »

Onlive Desktop: VDI cannot be DaaS until Microsoft say so.

March 13, 2012
By and
DesktopVirtualization

OnLive Desktop is on the verge of making a game-changing move in the VDI space delivering the hope of a service that a CFO would bite your hand off for. OnLive's delivery capability is a wakeup call to the ISVs and SPs who are trying to penetrate this market. With the license battle is about…

Read more »

Using MAC-Based Licensing with vSphere: A Necessary Evil

March 7, 2012
By
DataCenterVirtualization

Should software licensing be completely based off of the hardware MAC address of the NIC and or UUID of the mother board? This process worked very well before the introduction of virtualization but now that virtualization has become more prevalent in most environments. I think software venders really need to reconsider how they are going…

Read more »

Featured Solutions