ISVs Need to Adopt Cloud-Friendly Licensing

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According to Penguin Computing, more vendors in the high-performance computing (HPC) sector need to become cloud-friendly and offer on-demand product licensing.  During an interview at  ISC’11, Arend Dittmer, director of HPC product management at Penguin Computing, said:

“A lot of ISVs are very hesitant to jump on the cloud bandwagon, because they are worried about eroding their licensing revenue.  For them, the current model has been working really well, so they are not sure if they should embrace the on-demand model. [But] a single point of payment is the simplest way for customers to be charged.”

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