UK Oracle User Group

Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment

17 March 2017

Oracle change their licensing policy for Cloud Computing Environments

During our hugely successful Applications' Journey to Cloud event on 8 March 2017, we hosted a roundtable session and one of the questions the panel were asked was for further clarity and understanding around the new licensing policy, which relates to Cloud Computing Environments.

After speaking to our contact at Oracle we can shed a bit more light on the issue. 

"The new Oracle Cloud policy has changed how we count. Under the new policy, Oracle counts 2vCPSs as 1 processor is hyper-threading is enabled and we could 1vCPU as 1 processor where hyper-threading is not enabled. For simplicity, we not longer apply a core factor to the equation." 

You can read more information on these changes here and we will be hosting an LME event later this year, so if you would like to find out more about the changes within Oracle please visit our events page for further information.

We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on these changes using the 'give your feedback' button below. 

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