Optimized License Management for the Datacenter

Mar 25, 2011

Optimization of license and maintenance spend in the datacenter typically represents the greatest potential cost-savings in the enterprise software portfolio. Decreasing ongoing costs of multi-million dollar applications in the datacenter is a fundamental component of overall IT spend reduction. However, licensing in the datacenter presents a daunting set of challenges that require a robust, automated license management solution. This white paper addresses a number of these challenges, including:

• Heterogeneous/Multi-platform environments;
• Complex License Models;
• Virtualization and
• License Entitlements: Product Use Rights.

With optimized license management, organizations can eliminate over-spending and under-spending on licenses, and reduce ongoing maintenance costs associated with server-based software.