Oracle on the Cloud

Oracle and Verizon provide more choice in the cloud.

Oracle and Verizon have teamed up to offer Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware on Verizon Cloud. Verizon is offering services that let large and midsize organizations tap into the power of Oracle's world-class software. Oracle is committed to providing customers with greater choice and flexibility in deploying Oracle software in the cloud.

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How it works.

As an authorized provider of Oracle software, Verizon offers Oracle customers the ability to deploy and use Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server in Verizon Cloud environments.

As part of the agreement, Verizon offers Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware on Verizon Cloud. Customers can pay-as-they-go and choose either monthly or hourly subscription pricing with the security and reliability of Verizon's proven, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure. The agreement also allows Oracle customers who have existing Oracle licenses to "Bring Your Own License" to Verizon's environments to the extent that such licenses permit such use. In addition, Verizon's deep experience with database administration tasks such as provisioning, back-ups, patching, monitoring, and capacity scaling enables customers to focus on innovation and business growth.

Learn more about the Oracle Software options.


We offer access to the following Oracle Software:

Oracle Database 11g

  • Standard Edition One
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
Oracle Database 12c
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
Oracle Data Guard 11g Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, 12c
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition

For more information, download the Oracle and Verizon License availability SKU list.

Oracle deployment options in Verizon Cloud environments.

Customers can take advantage of two service deployment models:

Pay As You Go (PAYG)—Subscribe to new Oracle license usage in a Verizon Cloud environment, metered and billed on a virtual CPU (vCPU) basis. Oracle PAYG in the Verizon Cloud includes software maintenance. PAYG is billed on a monthly or hourly basis, in lieu of traditional Oracle licensing.

Bring Your Own License (BYOL)—Use your existing Oracle licenses within a Verizon Cloud environment if the licenses permit this use. You will continue to receive software maintenance from Oracle per your existing maintenance agreement. You can deploy your existing Oracle licenses in Verizon Cloud environments, subject to the BYOL eligibility guidelines below.

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How does pay as you go work?

How does pay as you go work?

Verizon offers flexible customer-managed or Verizon-managed options that include subscription access to new Oracle on-demand deployments on Verizon Cloud environments. Customers obtain rapid, on-demand deployments with the enterprise-class, secure connectivity of PAYG subscription licenses.

PAYG for Oracle Database or Oracle WebLogic Server—both available in a Verizon Cloud environment—can be set up in three easy steps:

  1. Select the Oracle software and virtual machine (VM) sizing you want from the Verizon Cloud Console
  2. Deploy the VM and attach it to network
  3. Configure your Oracle Database or Oracle WebLogic Server software
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How does bring your own license work?

How does bring your own license work?

Customers can maximize the value of volume licenses and lower operating costs by extending their use to the Verizon Cloud environment. The terms and conditions of customers' existing Oracle licensing agreements will apply.

For BYOL on Verizon Cloud, customers still receive full support from Oracle. Customers are responsible for managing true ups and renewals as required under any applicable Oracle agreement.

How do you determine eligibility?

How do you determine eligibility?

Eligible licenses may include existing Oracle licenses under Oracle Enterprise Licensing Agreements or Oracle Unlimited License Agreements. To determine license eligibility for BYOL to Verizon Cloud:

  1. Customers must complete the License Eligibility Verification Request Form and send to
  2. Once the form has been reviewed, the customer will be notified as to the status of their eligibility.
  3. If eligibility is verified, the Verizon account team will contact the customer to assist in deploying the software.
Additional considerations/support

Additional considerations

  • Your ability to bring your own license is subject to the terms of your existing license agreement with Oracle.
  • To determine license eligibility, review your Oracle License Agreement for its applicable terms of license mobility.
  • Complete and submit the License Eligibility Verification Request Form to
  • Verizon is not responsible for determining BYOL license eligibility or interpreting the terms of any applicable Oracle end user license agreements.
  • You are responsible for managing true-ups and renewals as required under your applicable Oracle license agreements.
  • Licenses acquired under an unlimited license agreement (ULA) may be used in Verizon Cloud. However, customers may not include those licenses in the certification at the end of the ULA term.

General support

  • Customers opting for PAYG licensing from Verizon subscription offering will receive support from Verizon. Questions? Contact:
  • Customers opting for the BYOL license option will continue to receive support from Oracle.

Customers purchasing managed services for Oracle workloads and environments via Verizon Cloud will receive support from Verizon.

Deployment guidelines for Oracle in Verizon Cloud environments.

Sizing for License Usage Needs:

To properly size your PAYG and BYOL license usage needs, please use the following methodology:

  1. A vCPU is defined as the virtual processor sizing of a specific virtual machine instance.
  2. Each vCPU is equivalent to a physical core under Oracle's license agreement.

To determine eligibility for BYOL, and to use your existing licenses in Verizon Cloud environments, you should review the following license usage requirements:

Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server:

Enterprise Edition
vCPU Sizing per Virtual Machine Instance—Count each vCPU (equivalent to a physical core). Utilize the standard Oracle Processor Metric to calculate licenses.

Standard Edition/Standard Edition One
vCPU Sizing per Virtual Machine Instance—Every four vCPUs (rounded up to the closest multiple of four) are to be counted as equivalent to one processor license.

  • 1 - 4 vCPUs = 1 processor license
  • 5 - 8 vCPUs = 2 processor licenses

Named User Plus
Standard named user plus licensing applies, including counting the minimums where applicable.

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