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On-demand software licence provisioning in grid and cloud computing

: Raekow, Y.; Simmendinger, C.; Jenz, D.; Grabowski, P.


International journal of grid and utulity computing : IJGUC 4 (2013), No.1, pp.10-20
ISSN: 1741-847X
ISSN: 1741-8488
Journal Article
Fraunhofer SCAI ()

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/serverbased 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.