A legal instrument that governs the use and distribution of software.
In cloud computing, software licensing refers to the legal instrument that governs the use and distribution of software. Cloud providers often have different licensing models for their software, which can impact the cost and flexibility of using their services.
Software licensing works by setting out the terms and conditions for using a piece of software.
A business, BizCorp, wants to use a cloud-based project management tool. The tool's software license charges based on the number of users. By understanding the terms of the license, BizCorp can accurately budget for the cost of using the tool.
A licensing model that allows customers to use their existing software licenses on the cloud platform of their choice.
A cloud computing model where applications are hosted by a service provider and made available to customers over the internet.