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Oracle licensing, support pose VMware virtualization hurdle

Friday Oct 19th 2007 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

An increasing number of VMware shops have expressed interest in migrating their Oracle applications off dedicated physical machines and onto virtual machines (VMs), but Oracle's virtualization-unfriendly licensing and support policies don't make the move easy.

[From SearchServerVirtualization]

An increasing number of VMware shops have expressed interest in migrating their Oracle applications off dedicated physical machines and onto virtual machines (VMs), but Oracle's virtualization-unfriendly licensing and support policies don't make the move easy.

Just like any complex application, a lot of apps from the Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle consist of database, management software and middleware elements that work together but are scattered among several machines...

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