Understanding Microsoft Licensing for Virtualization Environments, a video from BriForum 2009

This session will provide an in-depth view of how to license Microsoft products while utilizing virtual machine technologies.

Presented by Nathan Coutinho, Virtualization Solutions Manager, CDW

This session will provide an in-depth view of how to license Microsoft products while utilizing virtual machine technologies.  Nathan Coutinho will take you through server operating systems, desktop operating systems and applications as well as application server products and the use cases in which they can be used, including the impact of migrating virtual machines from host to host, streaming operating systems and applications, as well as licensing operating systems properly for server and desktop solutions across any platform.  With the continued focus on virtualizing the entire data center, migrating client technologies into the data center, disaster recovery and cloud computing, compliance will be key to your organization’s success to ensure the proper and compliant use of Microsoft software for any project involving virtualization.

Come and learn what the compliant way to virtualize actually is, and get a glimpse of what the complexities are when it comes to software licensing in virtual machines as well as the costs involved to implement Client or Server Virtualization.  Nathan will also discuss tools available to monitor software inventory/compliance if such tools haven’t been implemented in your current infrastructure.  At the end of the session, attendees can go back and rethink how to implement their solution based on the benefits of the licensing models as well as fix any compliance issues in order to avoid unnecessary legislation.

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