Oracle license and support policy does not allow companies to take advantage of the server partitioning and imposes high costs practically negating many benefits of virtualization. IBM embraced virtualization years ago and provides support and flexible sub-capacity pricing for its customers. In 2010 Larry Ellison decided that “clouds are ok”. Since that time Oracle embraced both virtualization and private clouds at the “buzzword level”, yet Oracle license and support policy has not caught up yet and punishes Oracle customers who are using virtualized environments. How can there be such a disconnect between the marketing machine and the company legal and support policy?
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