|Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:49:12 PM.
Virtual and distributed computing technology and applications
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Microsoft ponders licensing for app virtualization
: "Noting two evolving areas of software licensing, Microsoft is pondering how to license when multiple instances of an application are run on a single computer, but is not eyeing a plan for utility-based computing, in which charges are based on individual usage. .. Right now, Microsoft charges based on hardware capabilities irrespective of software partitioning or virtualization. A user site might have 1,000 virtual machines running 1,000 instances of the same application, deployed on a four-processor computer, he said. Under current policy, the user would be charged for four processors, not for running the application 1,000 times. " MS also announced it would charge single-processor prices for multi-core processors. 9:06:12 AM
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