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Oracle – Refreshable Pluggable Database Switchover as Disaster Recovery

Refreshable PDB (Pluggable Databases) Switchover as Disaster Recovery As noted in our blog; “Having a data recovery strategy in place is critical to ensuring business continuity in the event of an outage or disaster. When developing a data recovery strategy, it is essential to take into consideration the different licensing rules when deploying backups, failover (active/passive), and high-availability (active/active) scenarios.” Even though a bullet-proof disaster recovery (DR) solution offers the ultimate protection for enterprise data, businesses often don’t place a […]

VMware on Oracle

The only methods Oracle most consistently accepts are through the use of segmentation capabilities outside of VMware’s internal software controls Most of Oracle’s licensing policies are somewhat loosely documented. This seems to be driven by the level of granularity they use within their licensing rules. If they documented all rules in full details, they may then need to change the licensing rules documents quite often because they tend to get quite granular in the specifications per the situation. Therefore, it […]

Oracle Lifetime Support – Premier vs Extended vs Sustaining Support

Oracle Support Basics: According to Oracle, support is effective upon the effective date of your order (unless stated otherwise in your order). If your order was placed through the Oracle Store, the effective date is the date your order was accepted by Oracle. Oracle technical support terms, including pricing, reflect a 12-month support period (the “support period”). Once placed, your order for technical support services is non-cancelable and the sums paid non-refundable, except as provided in the relevant order. Oracle […]

Oracle Engineered Systems – Database Appliance, Exadata, & Exalogic

Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is a bundle of two server nodes that include storage and embedded cluster networking. Each server node has an Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) interface that is used for management and maintenance tasks. In general, an ODA consists of a single-box device that contains the hardware, networking, storage and software. It is a two node Oracle Linux RAC cluster in a single box with shared storage and networking all included in the box. It is built […]

KVM Replacing OVM for Oracle Virtualization

Oracle is phasing out Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) in favor of Oracle Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) End of Premier Support for OVM Many Oracle customers adopted Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM) as their virtualization platform taking advantage of hard partitioning capabilities of OVM. It may sound alarming to them that Oracle will not offer Premier Support for OVM 3 beyond March 2021 and Extended Support beyond March 2024. There are no new releases of OVM planned either. Sustaining Support for […]

Miro Consulting Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Miro Consulting marks its 20th anniversary this year and is celebrating by launching a new Managed Services for Oracle Licensing service. Miro is a leading global provider of software asset management services, specializing in license management, audit advisory, negotiation tactics, support management, and cloud services. We help our clients maximize ROI on their software license investments, stay in compliance, and minimize the impact of audits. Miro’s performance guarantee promises that our long-tenured, diverse, and passionate team of expert analysts provides insightful […]

How Oracle Licensing Is Affected By Current Business / Industry / Technology Changes

Now more than ever decision makers are faced with difficult choices. A number of factors may be affecting your business, including loss of revenue due to pandemic, shift to remote collaboration, pressure to move to the Cloud, and striving to stay on top of industry and technology changes. Most of these decisions would likely have software licensing implications. Here are a few examples: Move to the Cloud: When choosing between on-premise, hardware hosting provider or Cloud platform, a proper comparison […]

Oracle Stops Selling Term Licenses Longer Than 1 Year

While current holders of multiple-year terms will not be affected, at least until their current terms expire, only one (1) year term licenses will be available for Database, including many Options, like Diagnostics Pack & Tuning Pack, some Oracle Middleware  (including WebLogic), and Exadata Storage Server Software.

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