Will virtualization end the need for software licenses?

The increasing use of virtualization has blurred the lines between physical and virtual worlds, creating a new issue for buyers and sellers of computer software: Software licensing as we know it is dying–or already dead….Virtualization software abstracts physical computing resources so they can be used in more efficient ways. That saves on hardware, management and utility costs. The most common understanding of virtualization today actually assumes the ability to run multiple execution environments of some sort on a single piece of hardware.

Read this perspective from C|Net’s Serguei Beloussov.  What is virtualization?  Find out and add what you know at the Whats New Media Wiki.


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