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Category: Vendor News

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  • VMware CPU licensing metric change: What you need to know

    This article was contributed by Barry Pilling, Managing Partner at Cortex Consulting. In early February 2020, VMware announced a significant change to its long-serving CPU licence metric. This could have far-reaching consequences across all manner of enterprise IT estates, regardless...

  • IBM IASP – a new dawn for IBM licensing compliance?

    IBM have announced a new, nicer, approach to license compliance – via the IBM Authorized SAM Provider Offering (IASP). What is IASP? Well, if you search online, the internet will tell you it is an “independent auxillary storage pool” – made by IBM. It seems we’ve got...

  • Oracle Cloud class action lawsuit – a deep dive

    Oracle are facing a class action lawsuit focusing on their cloud sales and whether they used improper tactics to falsify the success of their cloud products. The claim is led by Frankfurt based Union Asset Management Holding AG, an asset manager with almost $400 billion in assets...

  • Microsoft Customer Agreement: The way forward?

    Earlier in 2019, we saw the introduction of the “Microsoft Customer Agreement” (MCA) – a new agreement aimed at customers buying Azure directly from Microsoft, but that also featured a new type and style of agreement. It was then announced that the Microsoft Customer Agreement...

  • ServiceNow Knowledge 19: Stay hungry, Stay Foolish

    ServiceNow Knowledge 2019 20,000 attendees and 200 partners met in Las Vegas to gorge on all things ServiceNow for their annual “Knowledge 19” conference at the start of May. Due to the sheer volume of IT pros at the conference, I would speculate that “Knowledge” has become...

  • Dell + Microsoft = VMware on Azure

    Running VMware workloads on Microsoft Azure was first discussed towards the end of 2017, around the same time “VMware Cloud on AWS” was launched. There then followed a blog post from VMware taking a few shots at Microsoft and stating the initial project was “neither certified...

  • Frictionless SaaS – Trends for 2019

    SaaS Subscription Management vendor Blissfully have published their SaaS Trends report for 2019. This report is based on aggregated and anonymised data from their customers and provides a number of fascinating insights into the SaaS market. You can download the report here The report...