The »Smart« LM approach

The overall approach consists in treating and implementing software licenses as Grid services thus providing platform independent access just like other virtualized resource.

  • Licenses will become Grid services; a promising approach to overcome the limitations of current monolithic licensing models.
  • Licenses will be managed as agreements, extending the conventional Service Level Agreements (SLAs) which are made today between sellers and buyers in the market.
  • Licenses will be dynamic in order to support agreements that may change over time and where the dynamic negotiation between service provider and consumer is needed.