License Server introduces a dynamic way of licensing processing capacity based on peak performance. This type of licensing will allow callas products to run without being activated locally, rather checking with the License Server whether any licenses are available. You either buy process cartridges and/or credit cartridges to cater for peak production.
License Server introduces a more dynamic way of licensing processing capacity based on peak performance. License Server-based licensing will allow callas products to run without being activated locally, rather checking with the License Server whether any licenses are available. This allows (virtual) machines to be brought online without having to go through the manual activation process.
The License Server makes models such as ‘load on demand’ or ‘capacity on demand’ possible. You either buy process cartridges and/or credit cartridges that are loaded in the License Server. One Process Cartridge enables you to run one callas process, processing one file at a time. Consequently, eight Process Cartridges will enable you to run 8 processes in parallel, no matter whether this is on one or more (virtual) machines. Process Cartridges would typically be used to run the daily production. To cater for peak production, the Credit Cartridges provide access to processing time, regardless of the number of parallel processes and/or (virtual) machines. For instance, a 50 000 Credit Cartridge handles 50 000 seconds of processing time. In an auto-scalable environment, this would allow for an unlimited number of server instances to be fired up, processing files until all credits are used, providing you access to unprecedented PDF processing power. For pure pay-per-use cases, you could of course choose to just use Credit Cartridges.
This type of licensing is initially compatible with pdfToolbox only. That’s why there are five licenses of pdfToolbox Desktop included with the purchase of License Server. This will be extended to other callas products later.