@Tsaukpaetra said in The Official Status Thread:
That said, anyone wanna donate $2,500? That's the expected cost for One physical instance (having up to 8 cores, because that's the minimum) and 40 CALs...
That's actually not that unreasonable. The worst I've heard is Oracle quotes (since they license per PHYSICAL CPU, they won't recognize vCPUs, unless you're on their cloud). So if you're on an ESXi host with 8 vCPUs allocated to your VM, but the host has 128 CPUs, you've got to pay the license fee for 128 CPUs. Ridiculous. Absurd, especially when by the nature of cloud computing, you might not know what host you're on at any given time. If I recall correctly, Software AG also charges around $250,000 for a "cloud" license that accommodates virtual machines.
I guess the moral of the story is licenses have really got to catch up with the realities of the time (unless we've gotten locked-in to vendors... OH FUCK).