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2016-05-11T08:37:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Oracle VM?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 10Real User

Oracle VM is inexpensive. It's open-source, but you pay for support. Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support.

2021-06-08T12:44:51Z
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Top 20Real User

All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support.

2021-04-19T14:22:07Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-01-26T15:40:16Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-10-01T09:57:49Z
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Real User

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.

2020-07-05T15:50:30Z
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Top 20Real User

Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based.

2020-06-25T10:49:16Z
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Consultant

Pricing and licensing is one of the main decision making reasons for going to Oracle VM because it was cost-effective.

2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
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Consultant

The cost of this solution is cheap. It is one of the reasons we chose Oracle VM. It is truly "pocket- friendly." In regards to the licensing, Oracle VM is definitely a good choice for a customer that is already using Oracle solutions.

2019-01-08T10:53:00Z
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Real User

If you buy an Oracle server, this solution is free. You have to only pay for support.

2018-12-19T10:49:00Z
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Consultant

The price of this product is high.

2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2018-05-17T06:57:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2016-05-11T08:37:00Z
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