Oracle Virtual Machine (OVM)
It’s a truism to state that VMware currently dominates the hypervisor market.
With Microsoft recognising these technologies within their Microsoft SQL Server licencing model, the Microsoft SQL Server community is well catered for and able to enjoy the benefit of hypervisor technology.
Oracle however refuses to recognise the resource partitioning capabilities of other ‘market leading’ hypervisors, preferring to impose their own ‘Oracle VM’ or ‘OVM’. The use of hypervisor technology with Oracle database products must therefore be implemented with the correct licence advice to avoid licence compliance issues.
With Open Source technology adoption set to soar, OVM use not only allows the Oracle database community to benefit from the key features of hypervisor technology, but it also provides a greater and more flexible future for users with its ‘Xen hypervisor’ framework.
We have long been a strong advocate of OVM, which forms a core element of our professional services, support and managed support service framework.