Deliver and Deploy Applications More Efficiently, Securely, and Cost-effectively
Virtualization paves the way for new delivery and deployment options. You can deliver software-as-a-service (Saas) over private and public clouds, deploy applications as virtual appliances or offer virtual applications. Regardless of the method you choose, you'll see improved efficiency and security and reduced costs as you move forward.
Zero application downtime for maintenance and patching, load balancing and dynamic resource allocation are just a few of the benefits your users will see when they deploy your applications over a private or public cloud. Learn more about how vSphere helps make your applications Cloud-ready.
Virtual appliances are pre-built software solutions, with the operating system, application, and other components fully installed and configured so you can ship pre-installed, pre-configured, software to your end-users. Learn more about virtual appliances.
ThinApp Application Virtualization
Run any version of almost any application on a single operating system without conflicts with other applications. You can even run multiple versions of the same application. Learn more about ThinApp application virtualization.
Licensing in the Virtual Environment
As virtualization becomes more pervasive, customers want new software licensing models. While there may not be any single solution that works for everyone, ISVs seeking to grow with the virtualization market have introduced new licensing models such as per instance, per user, and equivalency ratios (vCPU:CPU). Virtualization management tools can track the use of software in virtual environments, making it easier to inventory and control licenses.
Download “ ISV Licensing in Virtualized Environments”, a VMware whitepaper that talks about adapting your licensing model to preserve or enhance existing price-to-value relationships when your products are deployed in virtualized environments.
Also available as a free download is “ Virtualization Licensing and Support Lethargy: Curing the Disease That Stalls Virtualization Adoption” written by Chris Wolf of the Burton Group. This white paper makes a strong case for software vendors to define virtualization-compatible licensing and support policies right away.