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Work from Home Microsoft Licensing Compliance

Many organizations may not have considered the proper Microsoft licensing needed for remote workers. The idea of remote workers is not a new concept but some organizations still require most of their employees to work in corporate locations, and their licenses were purchased with that in mind. Server Licenses Most organizations license their Microsoft server products with per user Client Access Licenses. The per user option will allow users to access from corporate locations as well as remote access without […]

Oracle Database Standard Edition High Availability

Oracle announced a High Availability option for use with Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2) beginning with version 19c.  So far, as of Release Update 19.7, Oracle has included these operating systems: Linux, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.  More are planned in the future. Oracle customers can still use the maximum supported 16 CPU threads per instance during normal operations as well as Failover. Rather than using RAC as before, RACless version 19 SE2 customers can use free of charge storage […]

IBM Disaster Recovery States

The primary driver for licensing DR for IBM is the software title and version. There may be specific licensing rules for the software product, and those will override the general DR licensing rules. Before giving an example of specific software title examples, here are the standby states as IBM defines them: HOT – processing requests. Otherwise, known as Active-Active solution with logical replication. WARM – started but not processing requests. In other words, IDLE or Active-Passive solution like IBM’s PowerHA […]

Oracle Pluggable Databases; aka Multitenant

Pluggable databases were one of the new features of 12c. All Oracle databases before Oracle Database 12c were non-CDBs. Oracle has termed “multi-tenancy” to describe the process of creating a CDB that contains many “tenant” PDB’s. Starting at 12c, this was available as a paid Enterprise Option called Multitenant (NUP $350, Processor $17,500). The multitenant architecture enables an Oracle database to function as a multitenant container database (CDB). A CDB includes zero, one, or many customer-created pluggable databases (PDBs). Multitenant […]

5 Ways to Get the Best Deal When Buying Oracle in May

Buying Oracle program licenses or cloud subscriptions can be a frustrating process. Licensing rules, contract nuances and program definitions can be confusing and downright onerous. Companies with large IT procurement teams still get it wrong from time to time, by missing some of the basics as well as not understanding the nuances of Oracle program licensing and Cloud subscription agreement terminology. 5 Ways to Get The Best Deal: Know The Cost of Doing Nothing By knowing the cost of the […]

Java: New Licensing Changes in Latest Oracle Java Update

Oracle has determined how it will treat both developer users and personal users of its Oracle Java. Both Development users and Personal users (for games, etc.) will enroll in the Oracle Technology Network (“OTN”) by virtue of agreeing to the terms and conditions whenever they opt to download the program or an update. Personal Users It is important to understand how Oracle defines personal use. It does so with the following per the terms and conditions of the OTN: “Personal […]

Oracle to Allow Proprietary Hosting on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Oracle now allows Proprietary Hosting solutions to run from AWS (Amazon Web Services) if brought as BYOL (Bring Your Own License). Previously, Proprietary Hosting Solutions could only be run from the client’s on-premise infrastructure, or on Oracle’s cloud network. Miro has confirmed with the Oracle License Management Services team that licenses with Proprietary Hosting terms and concessions can now be allocated in a BYOL manner to the AWS platform as long as Oracle’s policies for applying such licenses are followed. […]

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