Oracle cloud contracts are 2 different documents, its the CSA that governs many topics as we list below. This cover all of your different cloud services that you purchase from Oracle. Then you have the cloud ordering document that deals with the specific cloud services that you purchased from Oracle in that agreement. Regardless if you purchase Oracle Universal Cloud Credits and want to move to Oracle cloud at customer or OCI in Public Cloud you will need to negotiate an Ordering Document and a Cloud Services Agreement – CSA. The CSA will be valid for 5 years, that is why it is important to negotiate it properly before signing one in a rush. The Oracle Ordering Document, if negotiated properly can protect your company with increased flexibility to swap cloud services, having the cloud services start when you start using them instead of paying for cloud services when you have not had time to implement them. This article provide a high level introduction to Oracle cloud contracts.
This document governs the use of Oracle cloud services and your agreement with Oracle.
What is covered but not limited to:
All Oracle cloud customers must sign an Oracle CSA with Oracle and some contract terms are negotiable while others are not.
This document mainly deals with specific cloud services that you purchase from Oracle, what are the quantities, license models, pricing and any special conditions attached to these specific cloud services.
We recommend: If you do not have existing Oracle CSA and Cloud agreements with Oracle, it is essential that you carefully review and prepare before your Oracle Cloud negotiation. That way you can set the baseline for future cloud purchases. If you fail in your first cloud negotiation, you will have a much harder time negotiating better terms for renewal or additional purchases.
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