- All editions of IDS are now available and supported in a virtualized environment. Sub-capacity pricing is now available to all IDS V11.50 editions and corresponding components, helping you reduce costs and maximize your investments with server consolidation and reduced administration. IBM is responding to your tremendous interests in high availability and business continuity. With IDS V11.50, you will be able to deploy High-availability Data Replication (HDR) with no additional feature charge for the Workgroup Edition, deploying up to two secondary servers in either Idle standby or Hot active read mode. Hot active secondary servers are now eligible for sub-capacity pricing on the Processor Value Unit metric.
To cut a long story short, it means you can deploy IDS in virtualized environments without having to purchase licenses for the entire server. You can purchase Processor Value Units (PVU) up to the number of cores needed within a socket or a server. For example, if you are running IDS in a virtual machine that has a single CPU core allocated you'd purchase an appropriate IDS edition (say, Express) and 50 PVU's. If the virtual machine instance had 10 CPU cores allocated you might purchase Enterprise Edition and 500 PVU's.
Refer to the announcement for all the details:Addition of sub-capacity parts for IBM DB2 LUW, and IBM Informix Dynamic Server.