RLM v9 Addresses Opportunities in “The Cloud”

The Reprise License Manager (RLM) v9 addresses licensing challenges and opportunities presented in the cloud. Earlier we wrote a short article about this topic, http://www.reprisesoftware.com/blog/2010/01/are-you-ready-for-cloud-computing/ asking “Are you ready for the Cloud?”  RLM v9 now incorporates features to help software vendors exploit these new opportunities. The biggest industry players are driving the cloud movement. Platform …

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Portfolio Decisions Licenses the Reprise License Manager (RLM)

Summary: After using several other software license management solutions, Portfolio Decisions found the Reprise License Manager (RLM) to be easier to install and support while offering increased licensing flexibility and control. Who We Are Portfolio Decisions is a management consulting and software firm specializing in the analysis of decision options and alternatives. We take business …

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Tips for Multi-Server Site Configurations

Multiple Independent License Servers A site may have multiple RLM license servers serving the same licenses, either in a failover scenario or when the site has decided to split its complement of licenses for a given product across multiple servers. The licensed applications need to know which hostnames and port numbers the license servers are …

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Modifying Licenses in the Field

Using “REPLACE =” and “UPGRADE” Probably the most basic of all licensing policy methodologies is the ability to control the duration of the license with an expiration date in the license. At times, as in demo or trial modes, you may want your licenses to have a short duration, 30 days or so. Still other …

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Licensing by Longitude

Can you gain by restricting your software licenses to certain regions of the globe? Independent software vendors (ISVs) are often reminded of how interconnected their customers are. For instance, they may receive a support call from someone in India using a license on a server in Indiana. Depending on the ISV, this may not be …

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Hold on to that License

Using RLM keywords “HOLD=” and “MIN_CHECKOUT=” Many valuable software tools that require floating licensing run for only a short time.  These include various solvers, development and design tools, and other specialty software products that are designed to perform very specific tasks very quickly.  Unlike typical interactive or desktop applications, these short-burst applications typically do not …

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