Artikelen gelabeld: licensing

Oracle, VMware and sub-server partitioning


Last week (during EMC world) a discussion came up on Twitter around Oracle licensing and whether Oracle would support CPU affinity as a way to license subsets of a physical server these days. @sam_lucido @EMCOracle @CacheFlush is #VMware and accepted hypervisor for #oracle hard partitioning these days? thought they weren't— Andre [...]

Debunking Oracle certification myths


Another frequently asked question I get asked a lot: Is Oracle certified on Vmware? There are plenty articles discussing this very topic, here’s a few examples: oracle blog – is Oracle certified on VMware vmware understanding oracle certification support licensing environments virtualization.info – oracle linux fully supported vmware esxi and hyper-v longwhiteclouds – fight the fud [...]

Getting the most out of your server resources


As an advocate on database virtualization, I often challenge customers to consider if they are using their resources in an optimal way. And so I usually claim, often in front of a skeptical audience, that physically deployed servers hardly ever reach an average utilization of more than 20 per cent (thereby [...]

VMware is really expensive


A while ago somebody forwarded me a research paper from an “independent” research firm in which the cost of VMware and Oracle VM were compared. Interesting! Now you might wonder why, as someone working for EMC, I would care about such comparisons. Why would I be bothered by VMware in the [...]

Stop Idling – Start Saving


One of my missions is to help customers saving money (Dirty Cache Cash). So considering the average enterprise application environment, I frequently ask them where they spend most of their IT budget on. Is it servers? Networks? Middleware? Applications? Turns out that if you look at the operating cost of an [...]