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Solutions for Intelligent Device Manufacturers Moving to Virtual Appliances

Solutions for Intelligent Device Manufacturers Moving to Virtual Appliances



Helping Intelligent Device Manufacturers Create Virtual Appliances with the

Helping Intelligent Device Manufacturers Create Virtual Appliances with the
Right Software Licensing and Entitlement Management Solution



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    • Solutions for Intelligent DeviceD ATA S H E E T Manufacturers Moving to Virtual Appliances Helping Intelligent Device Manufacturers Create Virtual Appliances with the Right Software Licensing and Entitlement Management Solution Benefits to Intelligent The Transformation of the Intelligent Device Unlike a traditional hardware appliance, these Device Manufacturers Manufacturing Industry software appliances let customers easily acquire, •  rotect and monetize P More and more intelligent device manufacturers deploy and manage pre-integrated solution intellectual property are moving to embedded software and software stacks that can be deployed behind the firewall •  utomate capacity and A add-ons to differentiate and increase the in a private cloud or in the public cloud. This capability provisioning value of their hardware. As margins for high- speeds up time-to-value and simplifies software and de-provisioning tech equipment continues to erode, many are development, distribution and management. •  nable field-upgrade of E increasingly looking for ways to increase device capacity and capabilities capacity and capability without having to Virtual appliances enable intelligent device •  eport deployment of R manufacture more hardware. manufacturers to expand, reach and enter new virtual appliances to markets, provide customers with more scalable facilitate comparison of Intelligent device manufacturers face growing solutions, decrease time to market and reduce the capacity and capabilities pressures to do more with less. Customers expenses of procuring and shipping hardware. owned versus deployed simultaneously expect ever-increasing functionality by an end customer Software Licensing and Entitlement delivered in a lower cost product that consumes • mprove revenues by I less power, space and administrative costs, and Management for Building Virtual Appliances gaining clear visibility they expect to pay for only the capabilities they To develop a virtual appliance and realize into channel partner the benefits they provide, intelligent device need when they need them. performance and manufacturers need to deploy the right embedded enabling self-service Faced with these challenges, leading-edge software licensing and entitlement management intelligent device manufacturers are adopting solution to support virtual appliances. strategies to separate the hardware from the capability and capacity, as well as offer virtual Flexera Software’s FlexNet Producer Suite for appliances to stay competitive, while providing Intelligent Device Manufacturers, a proven “Virtual appliances, their end customer with more flexibility. These solution used by thousands of customers, provides paired with market- strategies help intelligent device manufacturers: both the embedded software licensing and leading protection •  ush hardware costs to end customers by P back-office entitlement management capabilities from Flexera Software, making device capabilities available as intelligent device manufacturers need to help ensure that we’re successfully create and deploy virtual appliances. pure software meeting the needs of our customers while •  nable cross-/up-sell revenues by delivering E capabilities as software add-ons or on a FlexNet Embedded – Flexible Embedded accelerating our ability to showcase trial basis Software Licensing for Virtual Appliances the capabilities of our •  llow service providers to dial up/down A •  rotect and monetize your intellectual P solution in evaluations property deployed on virtual appliances capacity on-demand without deploying and proof-of-concept hardware, eliminating unused hardware •  utomate capacity and capability A deployments.” •  onsolidate many capabilities into a C provisioning and de-provisioning Michael Maloof, CTO single device •  nable field-upgrade of capacity and E – TriGeo Network Security capabilities for virtual appliances Virtual Appliances Are Changing •  eport deployment of virtual appliances to R Intelligent Device Manufacturing your entitlement management system Virtual appliances are pre-built software solutions, comprised of one or more virtual machines that are packaged, updated and maintained as a unit.
    • FlexNet Operations – Powerful Entitlement Management • FlexNet Connect enables you to lower software and virtual for Virtual Appliances appliance delivery and support costs, grow maintenance and cross/up-sell revenues as well as drive better product•  utomate virtual appliance capacity and capability A decisions through installed base insights. FlexNet Connect provisioning and de-provisioning automates software updates, patches, data and marketing•  utomate cross-/up-selling of virtual appliance capabilities A messages for all your software applications and virtual•  ompare virtual appliance capacity and capabilities owned C appliances while providing rich reporting and business versus deployed by an end customer analytics on your installed base.FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufacturers Flexera Software Knows Embedded Software Licensing,Components Device Lifecycle and Entitlement ManagementIn addition, to the flexible software licensing capabilities of Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutionsFlexNet Embedded and the powerful entitlement management for Application Usage Management; solutions deliveringcapabilities of FlexNet Operations, the FlexNet Producer Suite continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximizedfor Intelligent Device Manufacturers is comprised of value to application producers and their customers. Flexerathe following components to provide a complete, Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers thatend-to-end solution. depend on our comprehensive solutions- from installation and licensing, entitlement and compliance management to•  lexNet Publisher software licensing makes it easy for F application readiness and enterprise license optimization software producers and intelligent device manufacturers to - to strategically manage application usage and achieve manage, secure, enhance and grow market share through breakthrough results realized only through the systems-level flexible pricing, packaging, licensing and protection of their approach we provide. For more information, please go to: software applications. www.flexerasoftware.com•  lexNet Delivery On-Demand enables you to provide F a secure Web-based portal that makes it easy for your customers to find and download your software applications, virtual appliances and even large multi-component applications.Flexera Software LLC Schaumburg United Kingdom (Europe, Japan (Asia, For more office locations visit:1000 East Woodfield Road, (Global Headquarters): Middle East Headquarters): Pacific Headquarters): www.flexerasoftware.comSuite 400 +1 800-809-5659 +44 870-871-1111 +81 3-4360-8291Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA +44 870-873-6300Copyright © 2012 Flexera Software LLC. All other brand and product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners. FPS_DS_IDM_Mar12