SearchEnterpriseLinux: LinuxWorld: Virtualization, Open Source Threaten Proprietary Models
Aug 12, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Brunelli)
[ Thanks to Mark
Brunelli for this link. ]
"The rise of virtualization could signal the fall of traditional
proprietary licensing models, where users pay for software based on
the hardware on which it's deployed, according to IT industry
experts and a prominent speaker at this week's LinuxWorld
Conference & Exposition in San Francisco.
"Experts said virtualization, which lessens software's
dependence on hardware by allowing it to run across multiple
servers, according to memory requirements and other pre-determined
priorities, is definitely on the radar screen of data center
managers eager for simplicity..."