Gartner Research

Disaster Recovery and High-Availability Software Licensing Fees and Policies

Published: 10 September 2007

ID: G00151232

Analyst(s): Jane B. Disbrow, Donna Scott , Alexa Bona


Customers don't believe they should have to pay as much to license high-availability and disaster recovery server software as they do for normal production servers. That's why it is imperative to understand the licensing policies of strategic vendors and, if necessary, confront them on the issues.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
  • Definitions
    • HA Failover Server
    • Cold DR Server
    • Warm DR Server
    • Hot DR Server
  • Bottom Line

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