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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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