According to a statement from ESRI, starting next year will change its form of licensing via socket (pulse service or key activation tied to the processor).
Although ESRI ensures that it does so to improve the difficulty caused by the fact that the reading made by the core when the service is activated is affected by the installation of other applications and diversity of standards of both software and hardware that end up creating conflicts. socket or the need to implement a license per processor.
What can ESRI be looking for behind this decision?
1 Decrease piracy
Basically we assume this is one of the objectives of ESRI, for a long time that requires a system that is more difficult to violate, similar to that used by other platforms where the key generated for activation binds both the operating system and the data of the equipment and the constant dependence on web connectivity. Although there are those who pirate this type of license, they are more difficult to mass, however it seems that the intention to protect the licensing is more to server applications, not so much client so that this goal is not as consistent.
2. Getting old licenses out of the market
This is an urgent need for ESRI and other platforms, since its costs for supporting ArcView 3x must be higher than the sales it achieves for that application. AutoDesk managed to reduce this type of difficulties little by little, being frank Remove the bracket to AutoCAD R14, and then to AutoCAD 2000; decisions with large negative implications but consistent with the phrase «The only way to beat piracy is to be innovative, every second, every minute, every year, every version«… Although this implies disregarding the previous versions. And since the licenses that run through a service are from 8x, it seems that this objective is not a priority for ESRI.
3. Improve the injustice of licensing
Believe it or not, some things will be more comfortable (it is assumed), such as the use of ArcGIS Server licenses, which currently runs at $ 35,000 "per processor", when handling a license other than a socket, you can expect that putting an extra processor to the server will not require another $ 35,000, because it would support up to 4 cores inside the same socket ... I have my doubts.
So what ESRI seems to be looking for is finally competing with its products (which are Extremely expensive) Although we recognize their merits and institutional support.
ESRI says that this will not affect the costs, those companies or users that have included support in their licensing agreements ... that expects the motherland.
Here is a list of how the ArcGIS Server and ARCIms licensing case would work
|Current Amount||License Description||Proposed Amount||Expiry of License|
|1||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise 2 sockets up to 2 colors per socket||1||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise up to 4 colors|
|1||ArcGIS Server Standard Enterprise 2 sockets up to 2 cores per socket||1||ArcGIS Server Standard Enterprise up to 4 cores|
|1||ArcGIS Server Basic Enterprise 2 sockets up to 2 cores per socket||1||ArcGIS Server Basic Enterprise up to 4 cores|
|1||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise Additional socket up to 2 colors per socket||2||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise Additional Core|
|1||ArcGIS Server Standard Enterprise Additional socket up to 2 colors per socket||2||ArcGIS Server Standard Enterprise Additional Core|
|1||ArcGIS Server Basic Enterprise Additional socket up to 2 colors per socket||2||ArcGIS Server Enterprise Basic Core|
|1||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise 2 sockets up to 4 colors per socket||1||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise up to 4 colors|
|4||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise Additional Colors|
|1||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise Additional socket up to 4 colors per socket||4||ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise Additional core|
|1||ArcGIS Server Advanced Workgroup 1 socket up to 2 colors per socket||2||ArcGIS Server Advanced Workgroup 1 core|
|1||ArcGIS Server Advanced Workgroup 2 socket up to 2 colors per socket||4||ArcGIS Server Advanced Workgroup 1 core|
|1||ArcIMS 1 socket up to 2 colors per socket||2||ArcIMS 1 core|
Anyway, the post becomes more of a supposition, you who believe?
Via: James Fee GIS Blog