The article covers LicenseFortress’s announcement of a new partnership with Dell Technologies Design Solutions. LicenseFortress, a company specializing in software license management and audit protection, was formerly a part of VLSS, a consultancy founded in 2005 focusing on Oracle and VMware technologies. In 2017, LicenseFortress became a standalone company, now concentrating on Oracle software asset management.
The company’s offerings include real-time system monitoring and a team of license compliance experts to help organizations manage their software licenses effectively and avoid non-compliance issues. As organizations’ infrastructures are increasingly stretched across the cloud, managing these licenses becomes more complex, especially in hybrid cloud environments spanning multiple platforms.
Dell Technologies Design Solutions will now deliver LicenseFortress’s solution on Dell’s infrastructure hardware. This partnership allows Dell’s U.S. sales team to offer LicenseFortress’s services along with their hardware. As per the co-founder of LicenseFortress, Michael Corey, this integration is a response to the prevalent software licensing issues among customers.
LicenseFortress’s services can save organizations substantial costs associated with software compliance audits, which can reach tens of millions of dollars. In case of an audit, LicenseFortress communicates with the software vendor, provides necessary documentation, and negotiates on behalf of the client. Furthermore, with its premier-level subscription, the company offers legal representation and covers audit fees resulting from errors in its licensing recommendations on Dell’s infrastructure.
Corey and Dean Bolton, co-founder and chief architect of LicenseFortress, both emphasize the pervasive problem of software licensing in the industry, and the innovative approach of LicenseFortress in providing the only financial guarantee in the market against costs from software license audits.