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SAP has not had a very easy time getting its Business ByDesign on-demand applications to market, and it may not matter all that much now that the German software giant is preparing to allow for its various enterprise applications to run on Amazon's EC2 compute cloud. Amazon and SAP have announced that the suite of server, …

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Beware of Oracle deployments on anything other than Oracle Virtual technology

Before anyone thinks about Oracle technology on a virtual environment please take a look a metalink notes from Oracle such as 249212.1 regarding VMWare. Make sure you understand the difference between 'certified' and 'supported'. You should quite rightly be nervous about putting a 'production' instance on a non-certified configuration. If the support issue doesn't worry you, the way they licence their technology will, and it will tell you all you need to know about what Oracle thinks about customers using non-Oracle technology in the stack. In other words, they discourage you from using anything other than Oracle or Sun Hypervisors.

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WTF?

Lost you there

"Solaris being the only Unix that runs on x64-based processors".

Only "Unix" running on x64??

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Erm...Oracle AMIs *are listed* - just at a different URL....

See http://aws.amazon.com/amis/Oracle?browse=1 for the list

Whether the licensing and support terms are acceptable is another matter....SMPASS makes some good points.

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