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Pricing and licensing is one of the main decision making reasons for going to Oracle VM because it was cost-effective.
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.
If you buy an Oracle server, this solution is free. You have to only pay for support.
The price of this product is high.
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.
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.