Navy to save $60 million under Oracle software enterprise license agreement

The Department of the Navy (DON) awarded an enterprise license agreement (ELA) for Oracle software that is expected to save more than $60 million across the future years defense program. The five-year agreement supports DON information technology efficiency efforts by consolidating procurement of all Oracle software across the department. v

This ELA, awarded to Oracle reseller DLT Solutions, gives the DON unlimited use of the following core products: Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, five Database Options (Data Base Life Cycle Management, Advanced Security, Diagnostics Pack, Tuning Pack and Partitioning), and WebLogic suite. All DON organizations are required to use this agreement.

Specific benefits of this Oracle ELA, according to a DON press statement, include:

* Allowing growth in license quantities for core products at no additional cost;

* Employing centralized authorization, ordering and payment, which enables accurate visibility of Oracle software usage and enables better forecasting of licensing costs;

* Providing unlimited data-sharing for all DON customers;

* Enabling IT asset management that controls future costs and prevents over-buying;

* Positioning the DON IT environment to achieve additional efficiencies and cost avoidance by being able to leverage emerging technologies such as virtualization; and

* Offering non-core catalog software products for purchase at a minimum of 70 percent discount from Oracle list prices.

The ELA consolidates 350+ existing software maintenance agreements (which will be migrated at re-compete points into this ELA), with support payments frozen through FY18, according to the DON.

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