Oracle Takes Plunge Into Public Cloud ComputingOctober 6, 2011 No Comments
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Oracle data centers will soon provide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for customers who wish to develop Java applications or deploy the new Oracle Fusion applications in a public cloud setting.
It was the final step of a 180-dgree turnaround in which Ellison has distanced himself from previous statements that supporters of the cloud were “idiotic” and the cloud was nothing but “water vapor” or a confused renaming of the Internet. As it turns out, the cloud is something that Oracle wants to sell. And it came on the next to last day of the 2011 Oracle OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco, a show that has been heavily dominated by Oracle’s discussion of its latest hardware appliances for on-premises computing.CLOUD COMPUTING