Introduction

There are many good reasons for organizations to adopt virtualization – lower costs, faster asset deployment, security, flexibility and more. However, virtualization introduces a complexity which must be addressed by the organization’s Software Asset Management strategy.

Snow Software helps organizations manage their virtualized assets by providing the intelligence necessary to build a complete and reliable SAM solution.

The areas that will be discussed in this document are Server virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Session virtualization, and Application virtualization.

Abbreviations

Abbreviation

Description

PVU

Processor Value Unit

SA

Software Assurance (for Windows)

SIAW

Snow Inventory Agent for Windows

SIM

Snow Integration Manager

VDA

Virtual Desktop Access

VDI

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure