I have a question about licensing as I currently have auditors examining my data center.
I am running one version of a particular software from IBM (software withheld for confidentiality reasons), and it is being debated that we qualify for 16 licenses because when the processors are displayed, 16 show up. On top of that, the cost is being negotiated per CPU.
<p>My question is what is the industry norm in this situation? What are the usual parameters for determining how many CPUs are actually being utilized by the software? Also, are the auditors entitled to make accusations regarding the licensing? Being in the mainframe environment mainly, this took us by surprise.
<p>Some expert advice urgently required!!!
January 14, 2009 6:13 PM
January 14, 2009 6:35 PM