Licensing Oracle in any environment is extremely complex, often ambiguous, and fraught with risk for even the savviest organizations. The cloud was supposed to make licensing software easier. In fact, many heralded the coming cloud-centric world as the end of license management as we know it. The reality has been the exact opposite.
Using the cloud has added another layer of complexity to managing your Oracle licenses. Now, not only do you have to contend with Oracle’s onerous contracts and business practices for your licenses, you must also deal with Oracle’s ever-changing non-contractual policies on their cloud and third-party clouds. Oracle does not make it easy for you to understand licensing, particularly in those third-party clouds. That is by design, because Oracle wants you to use their cloud, and not the cloud you want to use.
In reviewing how to license Oracle on a third-party cloud, this whitepaper is designed to dive through the rhetoric and FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt). We will hit all the big questions:
- Can you run your Oracle in a third-party cloud?
- What third-party clouds can you use?
- How do you license Oracle in a third-party cloud?
- Will Oracle audit you for moving to a third-party cloud?
- What can you do to protect yourself as you move to a third-party cloud?
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