Oracle virtualization licensing, pricing still prohibitive

Oracle issues new VM templates, but its virtualization licensing still leaves much to be desired. Hear more on this edition of This Week in Virtualization.

Oracle's virtualization licensing policies are keeping potential customers away, even though the company took steps this week to make it easier to run its applications virtually.

Oracle is packaging its Siebel CRM as a virtual appliance and offering a free tool for building custom templates, but analysts and systems administrators say its virtualization licensing and pricing is still prohibitive. That's because Oracle licenses its applications on a per-physical-processor basis.

Find out more about the news in this edition of This Week in Virtualization. You'll also hear from technology journalist Todd R. Weiss, author of "Is the sky falling on VMware?"

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