New Integrated Solution Delivers Dynamic and Intelligent License Optimization and Fosters Adoption of On-Demand and Utility Computing Models
TORONTO, CANADA & SANTA CLARA, Calif. Â– June 22, 2005-Platform Computing, the global leader in distributed and grid computing solutions, and Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN), the leader in Software Value Management, today announced a new solution aimed at dynamic and intelligent license optimization in grid computing environments. Platform and Macrovision are working together to deliver a complete solution for optimizing license scheduling within an enterprise, removing a key barrier to widespread grid adoption and ultimately helping companies maximize the value of their software.
The solution is a direct result of keen customer interest in a comprehensive license management system that makes grid implementation possible for a wider range of enterprise environments. The integration of Platform and MacrovisionÂ’s products enables the highest degree of dynamic license management and policy-based control ensuring optimal license utilization and effective usage reporting and analytics. Developed through the long-standing relationship between the two companies, the solution will consist of Platform LSF License Scheduler and Platform LSF Analytics products, integrated with MacrovisionÂ’s FLEXnet Manager product through the just announced FLEXnet Connector [please see the June 2 press release, Â“Macrovision Opens FLEXnet Platform to Software Providers and Enterprises.Â”]
Â“This strengthening of our partnership is reflective of the strong leadership position of both Platform and Macrovision helping enterprises make the most out of their software,Â” said Peter Nichol, General Manager, EDA Solutions, Platform Computing. Â“We have several of the same customers and partners that all seek the same benefits surrounding maximizing IT resources and license optimization. With this solution, we have put the control back into the hands of enterprise IT managers and software publishers to manage licenses more effectively, while being able provide substantial gains for every department within an organization.Â”
Â“This joint solution addresses the growing need of software publishers and enterprises for better support of licensing in grid environments,Â” said Daniel Greenberg, vice president of worldwide marketing and product management for Macrovision. Â“By leveraging the FLEXnet Connector solution, Platform computing is able to effectively Â‘plug intoÂ’ our FLEXnet Software Value Management platform to help companies get the most out of their software investments. This partnership with Platform showcases the powerful capabilities that our new FLEXnet Connector provides by enabling third parties to easily integrate with the FLEXnet platform.Â”
With tight IT budgets and an ever-increasing demand for softwareÂ– spurred by both the global expansion of the workforce and technology itself Â– enterprises are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain control of their IT environments while maximizing return on their software investments. This grid-enabled license optimization solution ensures software licenses are optimized at all times throughout the organizationÂ– therefore increasing user productivity, avoiding the cost of missing deadlines and ultimately increasing time-to-market.
"Efficient utilization of hardware and licensing resources is a major focus for our customers," said Steve Brown, Director of Marketing for Verification Process Automation (VPA) products at Cadence. "This new solution is an important piece of our overall VPA solutions that optimize design and verification activities and adds a much needed level of predictability with optimal return on usage."
Macrovision develops and markets content and software value management solutions for the video, music, games and software industries. MacrovisionÂ’s technologies are embedded in over 9 billion DVD, VHS and CD units representing over $130 billion of protected entertainment content. In the software market, MacrovisionÂ’s software value management solutions are licensed to software developers. They include the FLEXnet universal licensing platform and the InstallShieldÂ® suite of software installation, repackaging and update solutions, which are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide. Over 50,000 software publishers and virtually all of the Fortune 1000 companies use MacrovisionÂ’s technologies to maximize the value of their software. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices worldwide. More information about Macrovision can be found at www.macrovision.com.
About Platform Computing
Platform Computing, the global leader in distributed and grid computing solutions, helps enterprises accelerate key business applications, reduce operational and capital costs, guarantee service levels and optimize their IT resources. PlatformÂ’s integrated desktop and enterprise grid software solutions are used by over 1,700 customers worldwide in the financial services, government, industrial manufacturing, electronics and life science industries to deliver higher quality products and services, improve business performance and maximize the return on IT investments. Founded in 1992, Platform has strategic relationships with Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, SAS and SGI, and the IndustryÂ’s broadest application integration support. More information about Platform can be found at www.platform.com.
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