Gartner Research

Understanding High Availability and Disaster Recovery Failover Licensing for Oracle Software

Published: 28 August 2012

ID: G00236308

Analyst(s): Donna Scott , Jo Ann Rosenberger , Jane B. Disbrow


Software asset managers and IT architects should proactively manage Oracle licenses for high availability and disaster recovery. Based on Oracle policies they should set expectations on license costs for their configurations and track and manage policies for ongoing license and contract compliance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Best Practice 1: Interpreting and Communicating Oracle's HA and DR Policies as Part of the Technology and Configuration Planning and Decision-Making Process
    • Oracle-Specific Policies
    • Oracle Applications Software
    • Limitations on Location
    • Definitions and Analysis of Oracle Policy
    • Trade-offs in Recovery Times Versus Cost
    • Action Items
  • Best Practice 2: Identify and Analyze all Viable HA and DR Configuration and Usage Alternatives to Determine the Most Cost-Effective Solution Based on Business Requirements
    • Financial Analysis Process
    • Action Items
  • Best Practice 3: Customize and Tailor Software Asset Management Processes to Incorporate Oracle-Specific and Unique License Policies, Definitions and Product-Specific Terms and Conditions to Ensure Oracle Audit-Readiness
    • Scenarios
    • Action Items

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