By: John Lipsey
Today Flexera Software announced that is has been asked to join the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). The DMTF is an industry consortium that brings together technology developers and their customers to collaborate on industry standards.
Flexera Software will be joining a veritable who's-who list of Cloud computing heavy hitters to help develop standards on licensing, distributing usage reporting in the Cloud. This is critically important, because currently there are a plethora of unanswered questions about best practices for licensing software in the Cloud from an application producers perspective; and managing Cloud licensing and entitlements from an enterprise perspective. And for the Cloud to gain commercial footing and mass uptake, requirements for interoperability between application producers, enterprises and Cloud-based managed service providers, must be answered.
It was an honor to be invited by DMTF to join their software license management incubator. It underscores Flexera Software's unique role in the industry as a leading provider of application usage management solutions for both application producers and their enterprise customers. We're looking forward to helping tame the 'wild west' that currently characterizes licensing in the Cloud.
To learn more about Flexera Software and the DMTF, check out the Developing Cloud Licensing Standards video.
Jeanne Morain, Director of Strategic Alliance, Flexera Software