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 assures 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 both software and hardware standards that end up creating conflicts. of socket or the need to implement a license per processor.
What can ESRI be looking for behind this decision?
1. Decrease piracy
Deep down we suppose this is one of ESRI's objectives, for a long time that it requires a system that is more difficult to violate, similar to that used by other platforms where the key generated for activation ties both the operating system and the data of the computer and constant reliance on web connectivity. Although there are already those who pirate these types of licenses, they are more difficult to massify, however it seems that the intention to protect the licensing goes more to server applications, not so much client, so that this objective is not so consistent.
2. Getting old licenses out of the market
This is an urgent need for ESRI and other platforms, as your costs for supporting ArcView 3x must be higher than the sales you achieve for that application. AutoDesk managed little by little to reduce this type of difficulties by being frank in Remove the bracket to AutoCAD R14, and later to AutoCAD 2000; decisions with great 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“… even if this implies disregarding 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 (supposed), such as the use of ArcGIS Server licenses, which currently runs at $35,000 "per processor", when handling non-socket licensing, it can be expected that adding an extra processor to the server will not require another $35,000, as it would support up to 4 cores within 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 ensures that this will not affect costs, to those companies or users that have support included in their licensing agreements ... that is what the country expects.
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