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Virtualizing Oracle software: Don't pay for what you don't need

Robert L. Mitchell | May 8, 2014
Squeezing software cost savings from virtualization projects is tricky for lots of reasons, but can be particularly challenging when it comes to Oracle databases. Here's why, and some tips to help.

Customers want to be in compliance, and often the contract makes it clear when the customer should pay — and for what. When it's unclear, however, there's room for negotiation, Guarente says. "None of this is in the contract. It's all in the policy documents out there. So you need to be an expert with Oracle and know when to push — and when not to push."


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