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On-demand software licence provisioning in grid and cloud computing
by Yona Raekow; Christian Simmendinger; Domenic Jenz; Piotr Grabowski
International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013


Abstract: The lack of licence management schemes in distributed environments is becoming a major obstacle for the commercial adoption of grid or cloud infrastructures. In this paper, we present a complete licence management architecture that enables a pay-per-use licence management, which can be deployed together with an on-demand computing scenario. Our architecture enables authenticated access to a remote licence server. The licence management architecture can be deployed in any distributed environment. It supports existing client/server-based software licence management tools (e.g. FlexNet Publisher). This allows an easy transition from current software licence business models, which support only a local licence management towards business models that support licence management in distributed environments.

Online publication date: Sun, 16-Jun-2013


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