Oracle has changed its Java licensing rules, which will lead to significantly higher costs for almost all customers. Companies that have not yet licensed Java are faced with a high financial risk. To avoid additional costs, it is more important than ever to know where Java is used in your company. The best way to do this is with the help of a SAM tool. As independent consultants, we at SAMtoa work with various SAM tool vendors to help you monitor your Oracle software.
The USU Software SAM tool has specialized solutions to simplify the overview of your Oracle software. The data collected matches the data collected by Oracle itself. This has been verified by Oracle: USU Software Asset Management verified for data discovery of JAVA software. This means that in the event of an audit, Oracle accepts the data collected by USU and no longer collects its own. You can therefore rely on USU when it comes to maintaining an overview of Java in your organization.
The Snow License Manager offers specific functions for monitoring Java installations. A dedicated Oracle dashboard shows you all installed Java products and versions. Here you can see where Java is being used and decide whether you can remove the installations or replace them with a free version. You get a complete overview of the Java installations in your organization so that you can assess the financial and operational risks.
How Snow Can Help You Identify Java Installations in Response to New Oracle Java Price Changes – Snow Software
If you are afraid of purchasing a full SAM suite, you can use Octo soft’s inventory tool. The OctoSAM tool scans your entire IT infrastructure (Windows, Mac, Linux) in a minimally invasive way. Even large environments can be thoroughly analyzed. No installation of the scanner is required. The scanner is installed and executed on the target system using existing management mechanisms (e.g., GPO in the case of Windows). Octosoft guarantees that every single Java installation is found. This allows you to quickly collect all relevant Java data in your organization in a lean and efficient way.
Octosoft use case – Exit-to-Zero with Oracle Java
No matter which tool you choose, you will get a good overview of the Java footprint in your organization. Armed with this information, you can assess risks and plan further steps. You are now perfectly prepared for an Oracle audit or can develop strategies to ban Java from your company environment.
The results of the SAM tools form the basis of our consulting services. We can help you to analyze the relevant data in the shortest possible time in order to take further steps.
At SAMtoa, we help you get to grips with Java. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
License expert of SAMtoa GmbH