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The Key steps to Optimizing your Oracle Assets
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Donnie Hamlett
Technology Specialist
donnie.hamlett@iquate.com
Jim Brull
Managing Partner
jim.brull@centroid.com
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iQuate
Founded in 2002
Large Enterprise
Organizations
Dublin - Ireland
San Francisco - USA
Sydney - Australia
Paris - France
Complex networks
iQSonar
Purpose built Agentless
Discovery, Inventory and
Measurement Platform
Deployment Intelligence
iQExplore
BI Visualization
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Centroid
Centroid has been a leader in Managed Services, Consulting and Technology since 1997
Centroid is one of Oracle's Top 25 Strategic Partners. We are a national technology firm focused
on Managed Services, Consulting, Cloud Services and Resell that span the entire enterprise.
Enterprise
Mid Market
Emerging
Consulting
Managed Services
Licensing / Resell
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TECHNOLOGY
Founded in 1997
150+ Professionals
NE, MW, Rockies
TOLA, West Coast
Agenda
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The Challenge
Optimizing your Oracle Position
An accurate picture of your Oracle Estate
A Oracle Optimization Case Study
Summary
Questions and Answers
Next Steps
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The Challenge
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• Consulting Services • Managed Services • Cloud Services • Resell
Challenge
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Oracle is good for your business but licensing it is complex
The dynamic nature of IT adds to this complexity
New hardware (Cores) / virtualization
Business units need new applications
What Oracle products are you entitled to use ?
Who keeps track of licensing ?
How do you track it all ?
You have to do more with less
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Walking the tight rope
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Over licensing - limits the ability to fund new IT initiatives
Under licensing - is a compliance risk
Achieve balance, while looking at future growth
What if you could make this easy?
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Optimizing your Oracle
Position
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Key steps to optimizing your Oracle Position?
• Step 1: Need an accurate picture of your Oracle Estate
• Step 2: Review your Oracle Contracts
• Step 3: Optimize how Oracle has been deployed in your Estate
• Step 4: Repurpose existing licenses, or purchase new licenses
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An accurate picture of your
Oracle estate
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How do you arrive at an accurate picture of your Oracle estate ?
• Manual (Scripts) vs Automated (Tool) ?
• Selecting the right tool (Verified by Oracle) ?
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Step 1: Getting an Accurate Picture of your Oracle Estate
Cost
of Oracle
Cost of Oracle
Software Configuration
Options, Packs, Installed Apps, etc.
Installed Software
Oracle Database, , etc.
Clustering Configuration
Active/Active, Active/Passive, etc.
Virtual Hardware
Physical : Virtual relationships, CPU Affinity, etc.
Physical Hardware
CPU, Memory, Disk, OS, etc.
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iQSonar Agentless Scanning
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Enterprise Applications
Clustering
Operating System
Secure
INVENTORY
UNIX
Linux
Windows
Hyper-V
VMware
Virtualization
Hardware
Oracle
SQL
DB2
NETWORK
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Measurement
Databases in use
Options in use
Management Packs
CPU Correction
Oracle Middleware
VM to Host\Cluster
Oracle verification & Oracle License
The information required to properly
identify your Oracle License position
Your Discovery &
Inventory Solution
must accurately
deliver ALL this
information to
support a correct
license position
.. and analyse
the contract
Accurately.
Discovery
Where is all the software?
Database
Edition, Version, Options, Packs (installed/in use)
Core Counts
License model based on cores, includes Named User Plus (NUP)
Virtual Host \ Virtual Cluster
Total number of cores in clusters to be counted
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Oracle Verification
only covers
this information
iQExplore – Actionable Intelligence
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436 Cores ?
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An Oracle optimization case
study
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Case Study – Large Financial Services Company
Company
Global Financial Services company with 1500 + employees and Revenues over $1B
Challenges
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Future IT projects required additional procurement of software licenses: $3.5M
Infrastructure consisted of mainly EOL systems
Business wanted better SLA’s & Finance wanted Applications upgraded
Procurement managed licenses: Applications, Technology and Infrastructure
Solution
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IT Asset Assessment performed: Discovery, inventory and measurement of all assets
discovered
Hardware Consolidation
Enterprise view all projects and existing IT assets
Customer Benefits
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Saved over $3.5m in additional software licenses
Reduced Data Center Footprint: 39 Servers down to 9
Had 100% visibility in their entitlements
Business received better SLA / performance on their systems: 5x in Performance Gains
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100% Visibility into what is
deployed, used and entitled to
Saved $3.5m in additional
license spend
Increased system response
time by 5x
Reduced Data Center
Footprint
Re-utilized Infrastructure
Resources to other projects
Validated their level of
compliance
Gained efficiencies in
operations with use of newer
technology
Summary
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Most companies are not realizing the value of their Oracle Investment
Controlling your Oracle spend is complex but it doesn’t have to be
iQSonar provides a detailed and accurate view of your Oracle Estate
Centroid has a proven process to help optimize Oracle deployment and right
size your Oracle spend.
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Questions & Answers
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Next Steps
 Call and engage Centroid to Schedule an IT Asset
Assessment
 Contact: Rebecca Portela
c: 214-538-9301
e: engage@Centroid.com
 Enjoy the benefits of an IT Asset Assessment
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