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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.

8 Signs You’re About To Be Audited For Non-Compliance

Oracle Software Audits, Microsoft Software Audits and IBM Software Audits can be challenging, time consuming and expensive.  Preparation is the key factor.  If these items apply to your organization, it’s likely you could soon be audited for non-compliance. 1. Merger, Acquisition or Divestment Software companies like Oracle, Microsoft and IBM know that tracking software assets can be difficult during a merger, acquisition or divestment. When databases get merged and assets combined, licenses are often the last thing on IT staff’s […]

Hidden Costs: Oracle On-Premise vs Oracle Cloud

Hidden Costs and Limitations of Commercial Software Solutions Rather than building your own in-house applications, commercial off-the-shelf software such as On-Premise Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), or a cloud-based solution may sound like interesting options, but what is best for your situation, and what are the licensing options and limitations? When considering candidates, considerations should include: Cloud versus On-Premise. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, and how does it affect your applications usages and needs, now and in […]

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Compliance Warning: Customizations

Making even one small customization can put you out of compliance when using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Oracle E-Business Suite comes with “a restricted-use license for the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition, which includes WebLogic Server Basic, and a limited set of other products.” According to Oracle, Organizations using an Oracle EBS Application must use them in their “vanilla”, or “out-of-the-box” state, and modifications exceeding the restrictions of the embedded licensing will result in additional […]

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