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Interview with Madora


A while ago I was interviewed by Kay Williams of Madora Consulting. As many customers are overwhelmed by licensing, audit and compliancy issues, I highly recommend my EMEA readers to reach out to Madora if you need independent assistance in that area. In the interview we discussed a bit of my background, [...]

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 [...]