Which SOA Product Support Ends in 2018? by Antonella Giovannetti

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Once your products are in the market and customers are using them, what is the one thing that matters most to you? Every night you go sleep, keeping your fingers crossed, hoping nothing goes wrong. Yes, we are talking about dreaded software downtime!

There are many reasons to upgrade your Oracle products to the latest patch version. One very important reason to upgrade, is to minimize downtime. One recently published Gartner’s report shows that true average cost per hour of software downtime can be more than $600k! It is prudent to invest time and resources in upgrading your Oracle products at every opportunity.  You don’t want to risk downtime, simply because you failed to install a simple patch. It goes without saying that the effort you put into upgrading, always outweighs the cost you pay because of downtime. Product downtime can impact more than your revenue.  Your brand, the most critical part for your business, might also take a substantial hit! When you avoid an upgrade, you may also face higher security risk vulnerabilities. The performance of your products can also be affected.

Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to achieve 100% uptime / 0% downtime.  You can only maximize the effort it takes to avoid it.  This means keeping track of the latest available patches for your Oracle products.

Eventually, Oracle will stop producing patches to the older versions of their products so, if you are still behind when it comes to upgrading to the latest patches, Oracle strongly recommends to upgrade as soon as possible. In this context, note the following table showing the Oracle SOA, EDA, Governance and BPM Support End dates for the year of 2018. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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