Quoting from InternetNews:
If you run more application server instances, the thinking goes, you can do more work, applications can take on more loads, and so businesses derive more value from the enterprise software they’ve purchased. BEA argues that to have a pricing model tied to the underlying hardware and number of CPUs is no longer appropriate.
“For customers to stay with the CPU pricing model in virtualized data centers is restrictive. It’s difficult to take advantage of the flexibility of the virtualization platform and to account and track and plan for software costs,” says Pritchard.
The company is list pricing the solution at $13,000 per instance…
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While BEA finally moves towards virtualization, even if it just talk about virtual appliance version, other major companies refuse to make same step. Oracle is one of the worst.