Oracle License Compliance - Frequently Asked Questions
Achieving and maintaining a position of ongoing Oracle license compliance can be a challenge. We answer our customers' FAQs on Oracle License Compliance strategies.
Managing and maintaining Oracle license compliance within an enterprise asset estate can be a herculean task – there are various business scenarios that can inadvertently impact license compliance in any number of ways. From Version 1’s experience, we would consider that the following FAQs about Oracle license compliance concerns illustrate the most common areas where license compliance difficulties arise.
FAQs about Oracle License Compliance
Our license experts can assess your current Oracle software asset management procedures and can provide you with a fuller understanding of the opportunities to reduce the potential for compliance risks relating to your Oracle license estate.
Our Oracle license experts can help you understand your effective license position to identify areas of potential under/over-licensing that justify further analysis.
We can advise on the strategy for addressing compliance by providing insight into Oracle license purchase options, different financial models and provide advice on achieving best price.
Our Oracle license experts can provide options for addressing compliance issues taking into account financial implications and future flexibility. We can support your negotiation with the vendor in order to ensure an optimum outcome for you.
Our Oracle license experts can help you prepare for and support you through the complexities of an Oracle audit. Combining our Discovery and Baseline service elements we can provide an independent assessment of compliance. We can also help you prepare the information to provide to Oracle.
Depending on which cloud platform you move to, it may well increase your license liability creating a compliance problem for you. Careful selection of your public cloud provider should be a process that includes an assessment of your Oracle technology needs and the licensing entitlements you currently hold. It may be possible to restructure your architecture in the cloud to make sure you do not exceed your entitlements or to open up optimisation opportunities.
Our license experts can help you assess the readiness of your existing license estate and advise on any optimisation or rightsizing (and their commercial/compliance impacts) required prior to migration. We can continue to support you during the transition, and once you have moved to the cloud from a cost optimisation perspective.
Our Oracle experts are keenly aware of how easy it is to trip up from a compliance perspective when using a virtualised platform and have a deep understanding of how Oracle should be licensed on this technology platform. It is our experience that anyone using a virtualised platform may have a compliance issue with Oracle and our license experts will be able assess the scale of the compliance concern and how to address it. We will also be able to advise on how to avoid non compliance within a virtualised environment.
The answer to that question will depend specifically upon the contents of your licensing contracts, however, the probability is you will not be licensed to use each others software. M&A is an especially complex area of Oracle licensing and one which needs deep expertise to navigate correctly.
Our license experts can review your license contracts and identify what is being impacted by the merger/acquisition. We can also help and advise you on how to engage and negotiate with the vendor in order to minimise any potential additional (or un-budgeted) spend as part of the M&A.
The answer to that question will depend specifically upon the contents of your licensing contracts, and the organisational structure of your company. There may be geographical and/or corporate restrictions in your Oracle licenses which may prevent their use.
Our license experts can review your license contracts and identify any geographical restrictions. We can also help and advise you on how to engage and negotiate with the vendor in order to minimise any potential additional (or un-budgeted) spend as part of the expansion.
As an organisation concerned about license compliance and managing your Oracle estate you should be assessing your current SAM capabilities and the current management methods in place for your Oracle license estate. Our Oracle license experts can advise on the maturity of your current approach, help you understand your current position and design a future solution based upon industry best practices for Oracle license management.
Java underpins a wide variety of enterprise software, particularly on the server-side, and has historically been considered ‘free’ by businesses. Recent changes to the way Oracle Java is licensed and supported will affect any organisation that currently relies on an up-to-date Oracle Java Virtual Machine in any production capacity. This, in turn, will affect how organisations choose to architect and deploy technologies based on the Java language, both packaged and bespoke solutions. Our license experts can help you understand your Java deployments and draft an appropriate licensing strategy.
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