Category Archives: Software License Control

How Cirba Saved a Fortune 50 Bank $5.5 Million in Microsoft Windows Server Processor-based Licenses

An upcoming license renewal can be a blessing or a curse. Unfortunately for many organizations, it typically means ever increasing costs with environment growth for popular software packages like operating systems or databases. Below is the story of how one … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Burned by the Shift to Core-based Licensing for SQL® Server 2014

Anyone who owns the SQL® Server licenses for their organization will know that Microsoft® made a change to standardize on core-based licensing for the enterprise edition with the 2014 release in April. For many this represents a change and introduces … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Reduce Software Licensing Costs in Virtual and Cloud Infrastructure

Virtual and cloud environments have opened up the possibility of moving to core-based or processor-based licensing, or what we refer to as host-based licensing. These models essentially permit the licensing of an entire physical host server upon which an unlimited … Continue reading

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