Oracle Licensing in the Cloud

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Oracle recently produced an updated version of their Oracle Licensing in the Cloud policy document (link here). This Version 1 briefing on Oracle Licensing in the Cloud provides discussion on the impact of this change. Version 1 are independent Oracle licensing experts with over 15 years’ experience.

Oracle’s latest Cloud Policy changes, in effect, double the cost of licensing Oracle workloads in AWS EC2, RDS and Azure environments when compared to either Oracle Cloud or comparable on-premise hardware. Although the policy document is non-contractual, it should be borne in mind that dismissal of the entire document has considerations which should be fully understood.

About Version 1 

Version 1’s technology agnostic, independent and experienced Oracle and Microsoft licensing consultants help enterprise organisations take control of their software assets, quantify risk, identify and optimise opportunities. We will always put the customer first. We are technology agnostic, providing a modular plug & play approach to each set of unique customer requirements. We enable clients to make better, more informed decisions on their software estate; understand the options and make the right decision for you. Our priority is to give the best advice, not just to secure licensing revenue.

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