AWS’s got nothin’ on this

Oracle expands cloud offering with IaaS and Private Cloud

Elliot Bentley
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison used the OracleWorld keynote to announce new additions to their cloud platform.

A focus
of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s opening keynote at OracleWorld this
week was their continued focus on cloud computing services,
including new IaaS and Private Cloud services.

Earlier this summer, Ellison
unveiled Oracle Cloud
, which was at the time was described by
JAXenter as a “fairly run-of-the-mill announcement covered in
gloss”. It was notable primarily as a turnaround from Ellison’s
dismissal
of cloud computing as “gibberish” at OpenWorld just four years
ago.

Yesterday’s announcement is the addition of IaaS to Oracle Cloud,
bringing it even further in line with “primary competitor” AWS.
However, Ellison failed to go into details of when this new service
will be available, or what it would cost.

“The infrastructure that we’re offering isn’t conventional,” he
said. “It’s not plain old commodity infrastructure.”

Another service announced during the keynote was Oracle Private
Cloud, described as “quite literally an extension of the Oracle
Cloud”. Though details are equally thin on the ground, it seems
that Oracle will install its own infrastructure on on-premises
hardware, providing a small section of Oracle’s Public Cloud behind
the company firewall for a monthly fee.

Sadly, these announcements did not come with a second
chest-beating tweet from Ellison
– presumably not any
reflection of the CEO’s confidence in the company’s latest
expansions.

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