Oracle VM Pricing and License Cost

reviewer1184424
President with 201-500 employees
On one hand, I like Oracle's licensing strategy in that they don't have license keys. You don't have to call and beg for another 30-day key and all the hassle that a lot of smaller companies do. Oracle does allow new users to understand what the value of their VM is for you. I see using this solution primarily as a way of maintaining or managing my costs. Anybody who's got any experience in another virtualization technology will pick it up fairly rapidly. It's not difficult to understand. It's not difficult to use. However, if you've got a set of standards and practices in your existing IT, it's another one to learn. It's another one to maintain. And most companies try to streamline. Their licensing is based on the number of cores. Companies need to be careful about costs as they can rise rapidly. View full review »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support. Licensing of various oracle applications is one of the more expensive components of any implementation, the ability to hard partition it is a major advantage which outweighs any other disadvantage for various x86-based solutions. View full review »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
OVM support licensing is included in the price of any Sun x86 servers. Since we can use the software for partitioning, it helps save on the licensing of other Oracle products that are licensed on a per-core basis. View full review »
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reviewer1425744
IT Team Lead Planning & Assets at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
In regards to pricing, a lot of that is dictated. The tools and technology that we use are dictated by a global engineering team based in the US. Because it's one shop fits all, for a big corporation, or a big company like us if they say we have to use VMware, then we've got global partners, and we approach our partners for pricing. With having a global contract, we get some discounts. we just move forward with it. We don't really have much of a say when it comes down to pricing, because it's all done at a global level. View full review »
reviewer1375371
Sr. Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm on the technical side of things, so I don't deal with the licensing part of the business. I'm not sure what the costs are. It doesn't concern my day-to-day. View full review »
Rozaino Sarbini
Senior Manager at NCS Group
Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based. View full review »
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