Suppose the number of Oracle licenses you acquired in the past, is in line with the use. That is, you’re compliant with all the licensing rules Oracle come up with. The license form you use is the so called ‘Full use’ license, this is the most common license form. Everybody happy. But will this change when moving servers, databases or middleware to the public cloud?
Well , ‘It depends…’ :
1. Is the chosen cloud provider an ‘authorized cloud’ by Oracle
2. Are you going to use your own licenses (BYOL = ‘Bring Your Own License’) or is this included in the cloud solution
3. Is the use of the software the same as it ever was
I’ll try to explain this in chapters below.