Oracle ULA – ULA 2 Cloud, how does it work?

Even if the name suggests otherwise, the Oracle ULA is limited and one of those limitations is also time bound. In our previous article we started to discuss the options that you have at the end of a ULA agreement: renewing or certifying the ULA.

When considering if ULA renewal is a viable option, it is important to determine your future license requirements. For example, if you transition from on premises deployments to a (public) cloud provider like Amazon EC2 or Microsoft Azure, there will be a period of time in which there will be an increased license requirement. During the transition period – in which the Oracle programs are installed both on premises and in the (public) cloud – Oracle requires you to license each (virtual) server on which the Oracle programs are installed and/or running.

There are of course different cloud solutions that you want to evaluate before transitioning to the cloud. Publishers like Oracle are trying to influence your decision in their favor, by making their public cloud solution commercially more attractive than their competitors’ solutions. They do this by applying different terms and conditions for different cloud providers and by introducing new commercial models. Oracle introduced its “ULA 2 Cloud” program, but what does this actually mean and how does it work?

This article was published on 26-11-2019