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5 Posts for May 2012

May 29
2012 

INEA Achieves Global Licensing Efficiency in Virtualized Environments

INEA is the leading company in the field of industrial automation, process computer control and manufacturing informatics in Slovenia. However, as the company grew globally, they discovered that their homegrown licensing system just couldn’t cut it.

The more that they grew, the more they realized that they needed a new way to support their licensing.  INEA began to look into licensing in virtualized environments, and found that it was the best solution for them. Not only would virtualized environments allow them to easily support their global clients licensing needs, but it would also allow them to remotely update licenses all over their world. In addition, licensing in virtualized environments cut costs, eliminating the need to purchase physical machines.

INEA knew that the move into virtualized environments would bring about additional security threats, and looked for a solution that would protect their high-value software. “After evaluating several vendors, we found SafeNet to have the most reliable solution within virtualized environments, while possessing the greatest number of features.”

Read more about INEA’s move into virtualized environments, and how SafeNet Sentinel HASP SL was there every step of the way.

May 18
2012 

A Successful SaaS Market Strategy Starts with Customer Insights

Forrester’s Holger Kisker recently wrote a great blog post addressing the topic of how SaaS vendors must collect customer insights for innovation and compliance.

Gaining visibility to customer behavior and usage metrics, SaaS vendors can make informed decisions about their business.  Holger mentions that this is best managed by an automated system that provides benefits to developers and customers alike.   SafeNet’s Sentinel Cloud solution, which provides SaaS management and licensing solutions for cloud and hybrid environments, provides these benefits, such as service usage tracking and automated provisioning, and much more.

To read more of Holger’s article, please visit: Looking Through The Cloud on Holger Kisker’s blog.

May 10
2012 

There’s No Debate: ISVs Need to Consider Pricing, Virtualization Options

If you live in US or follow the news about US, you know that we are in middle of a political election season. You can’t go a week without watching the back and forth between Presidential candidates over topics that range from relevant to mundane, game-changing to ridiculous. One of the more serious topics (and probably at the top of the voters’ mind) is job creation, or the lack thereof. The US economy is growing but job growth is not keeping pace. At the heart of the issue is productivity: when the chips were down during the peak of recession, most companies learned to be very efficient. That is, they learned how to get more out of the resources they have. One of those efficiencies is increasing use of IT to improve productivity of employees. You could say job growth has given way to use of more software systems and tools.

May 9
2012 

SafeNet Delivers Industry’s First Licensing and Monetization Solution for Hybrid On-Premise and Cloud-based Software Portfolios

Earlier today, SafeNet issued the following press release:

Sentinel® Products and Services Provide Developers with an Easy, Flexible Migration Path for Transitioning from On-Premise-Only to Hybrid or SaaS-Only Delivery Models

News Summary:

  • SafeNet’s® technology delivers the industry’s only licensing and software monetization solutions with a single, common operational platform for on-premise ISVs (independent software vendors), software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors, and developers with hybrid portfolios.
  • SafeNet’s Sentinel® technology provides a dynamic “live” licensing back-end entitlement management system that accurately maintains and reports licensing states, empowering ISVs to maintain better control over usage and deliver richer customer experiences.
May 8
2012 

Chris Fedde: SIIA’s Vision from the Top – Hybrid Cloud Strategies

This week, ISVs from around the world are attending the SIIA’s All About The Cloud event in San Francisco to hear the latest industry trends in the SaaS community.

Chris Fedde, SafeNet’s CEO, talks about how a hybrid cloud strategy is not as uncommon as you’d think, and what the future of the hybrid cloud looks like for IT departments.  Fedde says that the future of the hybrid cloud takes place in the public cloud and provides much more visibility for compliance and reduced management costs.

SafeNet is a platinum sponsor of SIIA’s All About The Cloud event being held this week in San Francisco.  SafeNet’s Shlomo Weiss will be presenting Cloud Monetization: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimizing Your SaaS Business Model on Wednesday at 12:50PM.  AATC attendees can stop by SafeNet’s booth #13 to ask a SaaS expert or to learn more about SaaS licensing with Sentinel CloudRequest a meeting in advance with a SafeNet SaaS expert, and follow us during the event on Twitter @licensinglive #aatc.

For the complete SIIA article, please visit: What is the future for hybrid cloud strategies and the role of the IT department?

What do you think about the future of the hybrid cloud and the direction its heading? Share how your company is functioning in the hybrid cloud.