Tag / Licensing

  • The on-line community of end-users, partners, bloggers and enthusiasts is growing and today we see an amazing example of what such a community can do. Just last week Citrix announced Citrix XenDesktop 4 and the new licensing model , and it wasn’t pretty: it was a per named-user desktop licensing structure which would drive up the costs […]

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  • This sounds impossible but when I read Gabe’s article correctly he brings back Microsoft OS licensing costs of about $800.000 (for 200 physical hosts) back to just $40.000 (for 200 virtual hosts). Of course this presents an ideal situation. The situation Gabe describes: – 200 physical hosts -> 200 virtual guests on 7 physical hosts – virtualization solution […]

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  • May 27, 2009 - Matthijs Haverink

    1 week of G/A of vSphere 4.0 : getting started

    vSphere is out on the market for about a week now and the blogosphere was already actively releasing all kinds of information about VMware’s next-gen “Cloud Operating System”. I‘ve been reading quite a lot and made a list for myself with articles that I found most interesting concerning VMware vSphere 4.0 and I would like to share […]

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  • February 19, 2009 - Sven Huisman

    VDI and licensing

    Sean Clark did a little investigation on licensing a virtual desktop with XP or Vista. It appears you need Vista licensed with software assurance to be able to run a virtualized desktop, even if it is XP you want to deploy in your VDI-environment. This is very interesting and could be a show-stopper for SMB. I […]

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  • That Virtualization is going strong and still growing more and more mature are showing VMware and Microsoft. So during the past few days major changes happened on the licensing front: VMWare joined Microsoft in their Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program Program (SVVP), this is great news because it makes virtualization even more attractive and Microsoft […]

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