IBM Internal Compliance Review

Oracle on VMware

Companies who choose to migrate Oracle to VMware are supported by License Consulting and ensured that the license footprint of Oracle on VMware is limited to a minimum, and governance is put in place to ensure license compliance.

Compliance Stages

  • Virtualization: Contractual Workshop

    Our workshop aims to clarify all ambiguities, risks and rewards around virtualizing Oracle on VMware. Discussions and examples are always based on actual contracts agreed between the client and Oracle. In addition, the workshop supports the decision making process by drawing financial and risk-based models for individual client situations.

  • Determine Deployment

    This stage focuses on identifying and auditing Oracle workloads for which the right-to-use is subjected to the ambiguity of virtualizing Oracle on VMware. Primarily, Oracle products that are licensed on the premise of Processor & NUP definitions are included in the scope. The goal is to understand the utilization of licensed features of in-scope products, which is established in the same way if Oracle were to conduct a license audit. The results are discussed with the IT staff, allowing you to intimately understand the results and the license requirement of each Oracle workload they aim to virtualize.

  • Optimize Deployment

    Using the output from the previous steps, IT administrators and compliance teams learn to intimately understand which and why each workload utilizes features requiring a license. Clients then often identify Oracle workloads where a license can be decommissioned by implementing a change. By implementing such changes before migrating to VMware, clients ensure that the license footprint is truly optimized when moving Oracle workloads to VMware.

  • Virtualization: Deployment Workshop

    For running Oracle on VMware, each infrastructure should be tailored around your business, cost and license requirements. An ideal deployment might be a scenario where all Oracle workloads are virtualized in a single/dedicated VMware cluster. But associated license costs may result in a design where production- and non-production workloads run in separate clusters and data centers. In another scenario you may want to choose for different Oracle products running in separate VMware clusters.

    The implementation workshop aims to guide the IT- and compliance teams to evaluate achievable implementation scenarios. As a result all participants learn to understand the risks, costs and benefits of feasible VMware implementations, and choose a final implementation scenario.

  • Compliance Verification of VMware environment

    New Oracle workloads may have been introduced and/or existing workloads may have changed since the previous audit. In addition, it is recommended to validate that all proposed governance and control mechanisms have been implemented correctly, which aim to ensure beyond any reasonable doubt that the amount of Oracle licenses assigned to VMware environments are sufficient.

Key benefits

  • Endorsed by VMware and Oracle user groups

    As frequent guest speakers at VMworld and Oracle User Groups, we have a proven track record in coordinating Oracle to VMware migrations as well as removing incomprehensible audit claims from Oracle.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

    License Consulting guarantees that Oracle cannot demonstrate any contractual compliance shortcomings by implementing a VMware infrastructure resulting from our Compliance Service.

Results

  • Virtualize

    You will be able to make objective decisions as to whether or not your can virtualize Oracle on VMware while reducing Oracle license volumes.

  • Limit license footprint

    Deploy Oracle workloads on VMware at no risk, like our clients do. Limit your license footprint of Oracle on VMware and put governance in place to ensure license compliance.

  • Meet business requirements

    Obtain a VMware architecture that meets all business requirements and reflects the industries’ best practices.