What To Do In The Last Year Of Your Oracle ULA

What To Do In The Last Year Of Your Oracle ULA

There are three phases to a ULA: Negotiation – Management – Exit. The last year of your ULA is probably the most critical time because your actions will determine whether or not you give Oracle millions of additional dollars, or you take a different path that saves...
Is Oracle’s VMware Announcement at OpenWorld a Trap?

Is Oracle’s VMware Announcement at OpenWorld a Trap?

Support for Oracle products on VMware On day one of Oracle Openworld, Oracle and VMware made a big announcement where for the first time Oracle said that they would support customers who were running Oracle products on VMware. That support could happen in the Oracle...
The #1 Thing You Must Do if You Have an Oracle ULA

The #1 Thing You Must Do if You Have an Oracle ULA

As you all know, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Oracle licensing and contracting world. I’ve been looking at Oracle contracts (for Oracle and our clients) for over 20 years! I’ve seen them all. The Oracle ULA (Unlimited License Agreement) is one of Oracle’s most...
Palisade Just Celebrated Our 8th Anniversary

Palisade Just Celebrated Our 8th Anniversary

Palisade just celebrated our 8th anniversary. As I look back on the work we’ve done with our clients, I’m amazed by how consistent Oracle’s behavior is even in a time of tumultuous change. What’s changed with Oracle in 8 years? Eight years ago, Oracle was using...