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LicenseFortress Announces LicenseFortress Discovery for VMware Cloud on AWS

July 31, 2018

LicenseFortress Announces LicenseFortress Discovery for VMware Cloud on AWS

July 31, 2018— LicenseFortress, the first and only Oracle license management service that provides indemnification against Oracle audit fees, announced LicenseFortress Discovery is available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. LicenseFortress Discovery enables automated discovery of Oracle database installations and feature usage to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

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LicenseFortress Speaking at VMworld EU 2018 Sessions

June 28, 2018

LicenseFortress Speaking at VMworld EU 2018 Sessions

Session ID: VAP1088BE
Session Type: Breakout Session
Session Title: App Failover on VMware Cloud on AWS Protected by LicenseFortress
Speakers
Dean Bolton, LicenseFortress


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LicenseFortress Speaking at VMworld US 2018 Sessions

June 28, 2018

LicenseFortress Speaking at VMworld US 2018 Sessions

 

Session ID: VAP1296BU
Submitted to: US
Session Type: Breakout Session
Session Title: Database Virtualization (Monster VMs) with vSphere 6.5: Doing IT Right
Speakers
David Klee, Heraflux
Michael Corey, LicenseFortress


Session ID: VAP1088BU
Session Type: Breakout Session
Session Title: App Failover on VMware Cloud on AWS Protected by LicenseFortress
Speakers
Dean Bolton, LicenseFortress


Session ID: VAP1228PU
Session Type: Panel Discussion
Session Title: vSphere UNIX to Virtual Linux Migration Service: Customer Success Stories
Speakers
Don Sullivan, VMware (Moderator)
Dean Bolton, LicenseFortress (Panelist, Submitter)
Marlin McNeil, Yucca Group (Panelist)
Michael Stone, House of Brick Technologies (Panelist)
Nitin Vengurlekar, Viscosity North America (Panelist)


LicenseFortress Partner Program Coming Q3 2018

June 6, 2018

LicenseFortress Partner Program Launch Q3 2018

Being an Oracle Managed Service Provider (MSP) has become more competitive over the years, and at times can seem like a race to the bottom when it comes to pricing your services.  If you are not offering licensing management as part of your service, you are missing out on a key differentiator in your business and missing a key component of your market share. 

When you become a LF Partner you can white label our LicenseFortress licensing tool, have access to our license academy and even offer our financial guarantee and legal defense through different levels of partnership.  To find out more about our partner program click on the link below and sign up for details on how to enroll.  

Partner Program


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LicenseFortress Opens Boston, MA Office Q2 2018

May 2018

LicenseFortress Opens Boston, MA Office Q2 2018

We are excited to announce the opening of our third office in North America.  The Boston office is our third office branch in addition to our central location in Cleveland, OH and our west coast division in Los Angeles, CA.  We look forward to the opportunities that await on the East coast and serving more customers nationally and globally. To see our other locations visit our Offices tab under Company in the navigation menu. 


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LicenseFortress' Dean Bolton and Michael Corey to attend VMware Experts Program

May 2018

LicenseFortress' Dean Bolton Michael Corey to attend VMware Experts Program in Sydney, Australia

The VMware Elite Database Workshop Program was started in 2013 as a collaborative effort between the Cloud Platform Business Unit, then referred to as vSphere Product Marketing team and the VMware Global Center of Excellence. The program brings together database and certain applications experts in a variety of database and application disciplines at VMware in Palo Alto (Now globally) to meet with VMware and partner personal from the highest level executives to the engineers who architect the platform and write code. A variety of open discussions and exercises facilitate an intense learning environment leading to the expansion of a broader community of database experts who have extensive knowledge of VMware virtualized infrastructure.


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Michael Corey - Straight Talk on Cloud Licensing

May 22-23rd

Boston, MA

Data Summit 2018: Michael Corey - Straight Talk on Cloud Licensing

Michael Corey (Co-Founder of LicenseFortress®) - Michael is a frequent speaker at technology and business conferences throughout the world from Australia to Brazil. In 2017, was recognized as #42 of the top 100 most influential people in the “cloud industry” Michael is a recognized Oracle ACE, a recognized VMware vExpert, a recognized Microsoft Data Platform MVP formerly (Microsoft SQL Server MVP).Michael is the original Oracle press author and his newest book is Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right from VMware Press. Michael is a regular columnist on Clouds Trends for the Big Data magazine.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018: 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

 C203: Straight Talk on Cloud Licensing


Dean Bolton - Copy Automation Tool (CAT) for Oracle: Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-In 

May 22-24th

San Francisco, CA

VLSS' and LicenseFortress' Dean Bolton to Speak at Accelerate 2018

 Pure//Accelerate™ 2018, the flagship Pure Storage conference, where we're going to talk about how to simplify production, empower your developers, and deliver next-gen analytics.

162674 - Copy Automation Tool (CAT) for Oracle: Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-In 

The Pure Storage CAT for Oracle lets you create clones easily and nearly instantaneously from a command-line interface or even directly from Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Plug In. The solution can save time and money by automating most copy tasks for Oracle databases. Furthermore, the OEM plug-in interface is now enabled to monitor and provision volumes in the Flash Array. In this session we will introduce the CAT for Oracle tool and show how can it be used inside OEM to create Oracle database copies. Key topics we will discuss: • Create database clones or copies without impacting database server performance • Monitor and provision storage volumes • Perform all copy, clone, provisioning tasks from OEM Target Audience (and thus design center for the session): Strategic: 80% Technical: 20%

45 Minutes Breakout Session

Alex Infanzon, Pure Storage
Dean Bolton - Chief Architect, VLSS


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Now Offering IBM and Microsoft License Management Services

April 2018

Now Offering IBM and Microsoft License Management Services

We now offer all of our software license management consulting services for IBM and Microsoft in addition to our Oracle services.  We can assist customers in contract negotiations, license optimization, audit defense, and license management on virtualized platforms. 

Still under development is our LicenseFortress tool for IBM and Microsoft.  The tool expansion is scheduled to be released end of year. 


 

LicenseFortress Launches New Software License Management Service for Oracle

April 18, 2018

Joyce Wells

LicenseFortress Launches New Software License Management Service for Oracle

LicenseFortress has announced the availability of LicenseFortress Legal Edition on Oracle.

According to the company, LicenseFortress Legal Edition on Oracle provides the company’s standard level of service with all work overseen by a lawyer who has extensive experience with business and legal issues related to software. “Everything is done under the purview of a lawyer that specializes in licensing and all of the work performed gets the benefit of attorney-client privilege,” said Michael Corey, a LicenseFortress co-founder and past president of the IOUG.

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LicenseFortress' Michael Corey to Speak at Data Summit

March 2018

LicenseFortress' Michael Corey to Speak at Data Summit

Michael Corey (Co-Founder of LicenseFortress®) - Michael is a frequent speaker at technology and business conferences throughout the world from Australia to Brazil. In 2017, was recognized as #42 of the top 100 most influential people in the “cloud industry” Michael is a recognized Oracle ACE, a recognized VMware vExpert, a recognized Microsoft Data Platform MVP formerly (Microsoft SQL Server MVP).Michael is the original Oracle press author and his newest book is Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right from VMware Press. Michael is a regular columnist on Clouds Trends for the Big Data magazine.

Session Information Coming Soon.


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VLSS' and LicenseFortress' Dean Bolton to Speak at Accelerate 2018

March 2018

VLSS' and LicenseFortress' Dean Bolton to Speak at Accelerate 2018

 Pure//Accelerate™ 2018, the flagship Pure Storage conference, where we're going to talk about how to simplify production, empower your developers, and deliver next-gen analytics.


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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Data Privacy at a Turning Point

March 22, 2018

Joyce Wells

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Data Privacy at a Turning Point

Industry leader Michael Corey, LicenseFortress Co-Founder, weighed in on on the news unfolding about an app that was able to gather 50 million Facebook users' data that was later resold to a political data firm in order to try to influence American voter sentiment. “Why is anyone surprised by these revelations? Corporate America has had a habit of violating laws, getting caught, and paying the fines out of petty cash so who wouldn’t want  to make hundreds of millions of dollars to pay a fine of a few million? Clearly, the FTC does not have a habit of making sure that the fine fits the crime.” 

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22 Startups to Watch in ’18

March 7, 2018 

22 Startups to Watch in ’18

LicenseFortress® was named one of twenty-two startups to watch in 2018 by Database Trends and Applications. We are honored to be on this list and are excited about what we have in store for 2018!

Read: Our View From the Top

Snipit: Startups with a mission to address an unanswered problem continue to emerge in the tech sector. These companies tap into new and still emerging technologies such as cloud, IoT, machine learning, containerization, AI, NoSQL, and blockchain to provide fresh solutions that simply were not possible before.

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LicenseFortress® Sessions Announced - MSPWorld 2018 New Orleans

February 12, 2018

LicenseFortress Sessions Announced - MSPWorld 2018 New Orleans

March 5, 2018

Preparing Your MSP For Sale

So you want to sell you MSP business? Simply listing it for sale is not enough. MSPs are like any other business and need to be prepared for sale. This session will help you better understand the necessary steps to prep your MSP practice to get maximum value.

Speaker – Michael Corey, LicenseFortress

March 6, 2018

Straight Talk On The Software License Landscape

As more and more of our organization’s software infrastructure is stretched between on premise, public clouds, and hybrid clouds, keeping software in compliance is a more significant challenge than ever before. Sorting through all the FUD and getting straight answers from the vendors on the proper way to license software in this complicated world is not always easy.

Some vendors have turned to Software License Audits as an easy way to generate additional revenues. In this presentation, we will discuss current Software License trends in this cloud-fueled world, lessons learned, and steps every organization should take to stay in license compliance and not be the victim of their next software license audit.

Speaker: Michael Corey, LicenseFortress

Speaker: Dean Bolton, LicenseFortress

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LicenseFortress to Speak at MSPWorld 2018 New Orleans

January 12, 2018

LicenseFortress' Mike Corey and Dean Bolton to Speak at MSPWorld 2018 New Orleans

MSPWorld® the World’s Premier Managed Services and Cloud Computing Event, is coming to New Orleans, LA The event will take place March 5-7, 2018, at the New Orleans Marriott. Since its inception, MSPWorld has been the only event with a single, vendor-agnostic focus of supporting Managed Service providers and their respective ecosystems.

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LicenseFortress Launches as Standalone Company to Ensure Enterprise Software Compliance

January 24, 2018

Joyce Wells

LicenseFortress Launches as Standalone Company to Ensure Enterprise Software License Compliance

LicenseFortress has launched as a standalone entity to focus on database software license management and audit protection service with a financial guarantee.

Originally part of VLSS, a consultancy founded in 2005 with a focus on Oracle and VMware technologies, LicenseFortress was spun out as a standalone company in October 2017.

“About three years ago we realized that customers were coming to us over and over again about licensing questions and as a result we rolled out the LicenseFortress product in February 2016. We have been releasing iterations of it since that time, and then in October 2017, we formally separated out the company,” said LicenseFortress co-founder and CEO Dean Bolton.

To read the entire article:

http://www.dbta.com/Editorial/News-Flashes/License-Fortress-Launches-as-Standalone-Company-to-Ensure-Enterprise-Software-License-Compliance-122788.aspx

 

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FlashStack® + LicenseFortress® White Paper Release

July 10, 2017

FlashStack® + LicenseFortress® White Paper Release

Pure Storage® and Cisco® set out to offer a solution in the form of FlashStack™, an agile, all-flash integrated hardware-software solution that, in combination with virtualization from VMware® (via the FlashStack for VMware Virtual Server Infrastructure CVD) and seamless, guaranteed Oracle license management with LicenseFortress®, eliminates Oracle database headaches for enterprise IT while accelerating and consolidating business applications and saving significantly on Oracle licensing costs.

To download the white paper:

https://www.licensefortress.com/oracle-licensing-audit-whitepapers/power-your-oracle-database-and-business-applications-without-licensing-issues


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LicenseFortress' Dean Bolton and Mike Corey to attend VMware Elite Database Workshop Program

May 2017

LicenseFortress' Dean Bolton Mike Corey to attend VMware Elite Database Workshop Program

The VMware Elite Database Workshop Program was started in 2013 as a collaborative effort between the Cloud Platform Business Unit, then referred to as vSphere Product Marketing team and the VMware Global Center of Excellence. The program brings together database and certain applications experts in a variety of database and application disciplines at VMware in Palo Alto (Now globally) to meet with VMware and partner personal from the highest level executives to the engineers who architect the platform and write code. A variety of open discussions and exercises facilitate an intense learning environment leading to the expansion of a broader community of database experts who have extensive knowledge of VMware virtualized infrastructure.

 


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Understand VMware Licensing with Oracle

April 13, 2017

Stephanie Simone

 

Understanding VMware Licensing with Oracle

Over the last decade, VMware virtualization has become a preferred platform for hundreds of thousands of customers, many of them running their business-critical applications on the virtualized infrastructure.

At the center of many of these BCA environments is the Oracle Database Management System. However, there is still a significant amount of confusion regarding how to properly license Oracle software in those VMware environments.

In a recent DBTA webinar a roundtable of experts, including Don Sullivan, product line marketing manager for business critical applications and database for VMware, Dave Welch CTO and chief evangelist at House of Brick Technologies, Daniel Hesselink managing partner at License Consulting, and Dean Bolton, president of VLSS, discussed how to properly adhere to contracts, as they exist presently and are available publicly, to correctly license Oracle on virtualized infrastructure.

To read teh entire article:

http://www.dbta.com/Editorial/News-Flashes/Understanding-VMware-Licensing-with-Oracle-117564.aspx


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Straight Talk on Oracle on VMware Licensing in 2017

March 30, 2017

11:00AM PDT / 2:00PM EDT

Straight Talk on Oracle on VMware Licensing in 2017

Throughout the course of the last decade, VMware virtualization has become the preferred platform for hundreds of thousands of customers, many of them running their Business Critical Applications on the virtualized infrastructure. At the center of many of these BCA environments is the Oracle Database Management System. Unfortunately, it is often the case, that significant confusion regarding how to properly license Oracle software in those VMware environments dominates the discussion distracting from what should be the main focus of the proposition. That is, the tremendous value of combining the world's premier RDBMS with the world's premier virtualization platform.

To read the entire post:

http://www.dbta.com/Webinars/1041-Straight-Talk-on-Oracle-on-VMware-Licensing-in-2017.htm