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Category: AWS License Manager

Manage license compliance during migration of workloads to AWS

When customers migrate workloads to the cloud, they can often substantially reduce costs by using their existing software licenses. In most cases, this is as simple as reallocating licenses from their on-premises infrastructure to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Because software audits and true-ups are increasingly routine these days, customers must remain compliant […]

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Use AWS License Manager and AWS Systems Manager to discover SQL Server BYOL instances

Use AWS License Manager and AWS Systems Manager to discover SQL Server BYOL instances

Most enterprises find it hard to maintain control of the commercial licensing of Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and IBM products due to limited visibility. They wind up over-provisioning licenses to avoid the headache with third party license providers or under-provisioning licenses, only to be faced with steep penalties. If your enterprise uses AWS, you can address this […]

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Creating ServiceNow incidents for AWS License Manager notifications

AWS License Manager streamlines the process of managing software licenses from software vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and others across AWS and in on-premises environments. Administrators can create customized licensing rules that AWS License Manager enforces when Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances are launched. This helps you prevent licensing violations by stopping the […]

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Track licenses across multiple AWS Regions using AWS License Manager

Are you a license administrator who wants to manage software licenses from different vendors as you build your cloud infrastructure across multiple AWS Regions? If so, you can use AWS License Manager to gain control and visibility into license usage. In this blog post, we discuss a solution that integrates AWS License Manager with AWS […]

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Improve governance and business agility using AWS Management and Governance videos – part 2

This blog post highlights newly published videos on the AWS Management and Governance YouTube channel that help you enable, provision, and operate your AWS environments effectively. The first part of this blog series was published last spring. The objective of these video-based, hands-on solutions is to enable you to innovate faster while maintaining control over […]

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Tracking your Oracle licenses using AWS License Manager

Introduction Many of our customers are running Oracle databases in AWS. They have asked for help with managing their Oracle licenses. In response, AWS has released some new features to AWS License Manager to help customers manage their Oracle licenses running in AWS. AWS License Manager is a service that helps customers manage their software […]

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Track IBM license usage with AWS License Manager

Introduction In this blog post, I show you how you can track and enforce licensing for your IBM software products running on AWS or on-premises. IBM licenses many of its products using a processor-based licensing approach by Processor Value Units (PVU). IBM defines a processor, for purposes of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core […]

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Automating the discovery of licensed software using AWS License Manager

Software license management often comes with the challenges of staying compliant, controlling overages, and managing vendor audits. Significant time and manual effort go into making sure that software license inventories are updated and ready for auditing. Bringing cloud infrastructure into the picture, with the ability to spin up virtual servers in minutes, means that managing […]

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