The company announced it will offer a public cloud service that will rival Amazon’s

Oracle takes aim at AWS in cloud war
A relative latecomer to the cloud game, Oracle seems to be gearing up for a showdown with Amazon for public cloud customers.  
According to this ComputerWorld article, at the OpenWorld conference in San Fransisco on Sept. 30, CEO Larry Ellison said  Amazon will be Oracle’s primary competitor when it rolls out its new IaaS offerings. As well as public cloud services, Oracle will provide a private cloud Ellison says is “identical,” only within your own data centre, according to the article.
 
It’s quite interesting to hear Ellison’s remarks defending cloud computing when in the not-too-distant past he had scoffed at the hype surounding it. He’s still saying the same things: essentially, that cloud computing isn’t a new or revolutionary technology (in fact, he reportedly called it a “utility model that has been with us for 100 years or more.”) But whether it’s old or new technology, or just a matter of semantics, Oracle is now doing “cloud.”
 
RELATED CONTENT
 
 
 
Related Download
Stock exchange lowers latency and increases availability with HP Sponsor: HP
Stock exchange lowers latency and increases availability with HP
This case study provides an overview of why the National Stock Exchange turned to HP to meet specific needs for a next-generation server and storage infrastructure with high availability and ultra-low latency to support online transaction processing and data warehouse solutions.
Register Now
Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article