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How to Minimize BYOL Risks and Costs When Moving Oracle On-Premises Perpetual Software to the Public Cloud

Published: 08 February 2019

ID: G00380457

Analyst(s): Melanie Alexander , Rob Wilkes , Roberto Sacco


Owners of Oracle perpetual licenses looking to migrate them to the public cloud risk significant cost overruns and noncompliance. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders moving licenses to IaaS/PaaS must clarify Oracle license requirements and fully analyze potential unbudgeted costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Audit All Existing Oracle Licensing Deployed in PaaS/IaaS to Accurately Deduce and Address Additional Licensing Requirements
  • Avoid Using Oracle BYOL to PaaS Pricing for Full-Time Workloads, Because It Can Be More Costly Than License-Included PaaS
  • Negotiate Oracle ULAs, Either at the Outset or at Renewal, for the Ability to Certify Licenses Deployed in a Cloud Environment

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