By Jeff Erickson
Oracle’s Steve Wilson and Phil Bullinger are convinced that now is the time to move your mission-critical applications to the cloud environment.
In their Tuesday session, “Breakthrough Efficiency in Private Cloud Infrastructure,” Bullinger, senior vice president for Systems, and Wilson, vice president for Systems Management, showed how customers can take the infrastructure they may already have and set up a cloud environment.
What customers have going for them, they said, is that Oracle hardware architecture is optimized for Oracle applications, and Oracle Enterprise Manager
allows them to design and manage all phases of the cloud lifecycle from a single tool.
“Enterprises are moving from a traditional data center to an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model,” said Bullinger. With an Oracle-based IaaS, he added, customers can efficiently utilize virtualization while delivering rapid application deployment and simplified management. Another benefit of IaaS, he said, is that you can “design a set of services for your business users and set quotas on infrastructure usage. They manage it themselves,” he added. “And they don’t call you.”