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Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Reader Study How many times have you heard cloud computing justified on the grounds of flexibility? Well, as it turns out, this is largely garbage, at least in relation to Software as a Service (SaaS) commercials. It seems that when it comes to hosted apps, 12 months contracts and the ‘ratchet’ principle apply. Flexible, sure, but only to increase the amount of money you give to your cloud provider, not to reduce your commitment.

But is the traditional licensing model that different? The research tells us that flexibility issues exist here too, often hampering the move to more dynamic virtualised infrastructures. In addition, many seem to be struggling with the sheer complexity of the myriad of licensingschemes they have to cope with from a tracking, cost management and compliance perspective.

All in all, a lot of suppliers seem more focused on keeping their own coffers filled than actually helping customers with the practicalities of moving into the new age of IT flexibility and responsiveness that we hear so much about in sales pitches.

If you want to know more, check out the latest Freeform Dynamics report written by Tony Lock based on input from Reg readers. No punches are pulled with this one and you can download your copy from here.

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

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