Section: New Results

An Operational Tool for Software Asset Management Improvement

Participants : Eddy Caron, Arthur Chevalier.

Multi-objective algorithm that guarantees license compliance

We have developed a new feature to OpTISAM, an Orange™ software offering tools to perform Software Asset Management (SAM) much more efficiently in order to be able to ensure the full compliance with all contracts from each software and a new type of deployment taking into account these aspects and other additional parameters like energy and performance. Our new feature is a multi-objective algorithm for deploying services in the Cloud that guarantees license compliance while reducing energy consumption but maintaining reasonable performance. In both cases of use and with a significant set of 5000 servers, we were able to show our approach is close to the best values in each criterion while dropping less than 10% of performance each time while keeping a full compliance.